George DeMartino is a Professor of international economics at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies of the University of Denver. He has served on faculty of the School since 1993. Prior to that, he taught at Dickinson College (Carlisle, PA), and Trinity College (Hartford, CT). He earned his BA at Harvard University; an MA in Industrial Relations at Warwick University (Coventry, England); and his PhD in Economics at the University of Massachusetts. Prior to graduate school, Professor DeMartino served as a union organizer and negotiator for AFSCME, AFL-CIO in Connecticut.
Professor DeMartino's research interests include global political economy, industrial relations, the ethical foundations of economic theory and policy, political economy theory, and professional economic ethics. He has published widely in these areas, including his book Global Economy, Global Justice: Theoretical Objections and Policy Alternatives to Neoliberalism (Routledge, 2000). Over the past several years he has explored professional ethical questions that arise in the context of the practice of economists. He has advocated for the creation of the new field of professional economic ethics in several articles, and in 2011 published a book addressing these issues—The Economist’s Oath: On the Need for and Content of Professional Economic Ethics (Oxford University Press). At present he is co-editing with Deirdre McCloskey The Oxford Handbook of Professional Economic Ethics (expected publication: Jan. 2016). He is currently working on the book The Tragedy of Economics: On the Nature of the Harm Economists Do as They Try to Do Good; and is writing papers on various matters pertaining to "econogenic" (economist-induced) harm, and professional economic practice.
Professor DeMartino teaches courses on international trade, the political economy of globalization, the normative foundations of global economic policymaking, theories of political economy, and professional ethics in international affairs.