Josef Korbel School of International Studies - Ethics of Engagement

George DeMartino

Thomas Schelling testifies before Congress in October, 1969

George DeMartino

George DeMartino is a professor of international economics at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies of the University of Denver, where he teaches courses on international trade, the normative foundations of global economic policymaking, theories of political economy, and professional ethics in international affairs. He also is a co-founder and co-director of the MA Program in Global Finance, Trade and Economic Integration. 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.

DeMartino researches the ethical foundations of economic theory, policy, and professional economic practice. His book The Economist’s Oath helped to launch the new field of professional economic ethics. DeMartino is a Past President of the Association for Social Economics and a current board member of the Association for Integrity and Responsible Leadership in Economics and Associated Professions. His most recent book is the Oxford Handbook of Professional Economic Ethics, co-edited with Deirdre McCloskey. He is now at work on The Tragedy of Economics (University of Chicago Press).

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