George F. 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; and served as Associate Dean of Graduate Studies from 2002 to 2008. He earned his BA at Harvard University; an MA in Industrial Relations at Warwick University; 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 engages questions in ethics and economics, including the ethical foundations of economic theory and policy, and professional economic ethics. He has also written widely and teaches in the areas of global political economy, industrial relations, and political economy theory. His publications include Global Economy, Global Justice: Theoretical Objections and Policy Alternatives to Neoliberalism (Routledge, 2000). He has advocated for the creation of the new field of professional economic ethics in several articles, and in The Economist’s Oath: On the Need for and Content of Professional Economic Ethics (Oxford University Press, 2011). He co-edited with Deirdre McCloskey the Oxford Handbook of Professional Economic Ethics (2016). He is now at work on his next book The Tragedy of Economics: on Economic Harm and the Harm Economists Do as They Try to Do Good.
Professor DeMartino teaches courses on international trade, the normative foundations of global economic policy, great books in political economy, and professional ethics in international affairs.
President, Association for Social Economics, 2018.
President Elect, Association for Social Economics, 2017.
Chair of Ethics Committee, Association for Social Economics, 2017- present.
Vice President, Association for Social Economics, 2016.
Trustee, Association for Social Economics, 2014–present.
Member, Executive Council, Association for Social Economics, 2013-present.
Member, Board of Directors, Association for Integrity and Responsible Leadership in Economics and Associated Professions (AIRLEAP), 2012-present.
Member, Conference Organizing Committee for “Rethinking Marxism 2006,” 2005-2006.
Member, Conference Organizing Committee for “Marxism and the World Stage,” 2002-2003.
Advisory and Editorial Boards
Member, Advisory Board for “On Ethics and Economics” book series, Rowman & Littlefield International. 2017-present.
Member, Journals Committee, Association for Social Economics. 2017-present.
Member, Editorial Board, Global Discourse, 2015-present.
Member, Editorial Board, Review of Social Economy, 2013-present.
Member, Editorial Board, Rethinking Marxism, 1992-1995
Referee, Journals and Publishers
Refereed book and journal proposals for Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, Princeton University Press, Chicago University Press, University of Michigan Press, Palgrave, Routledge, M.E. Sharpe, Zed, others.
Refereed articles for Economic Thought, Ethics & International Affairs, Review of International Political Economy, Review of Social Economy, Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics, Journal of Economic Methodology, Journal of Forensic Economics, Journal of Economic Education, Journal of Development and Capabilities, International Review of Applied Economics, Journal of Economic Issues, International Review of Social Economics, Journal of Social Economics, Rethinking Marxism, Global Governance, Asian Development Review, IJPEE, CORD JOURNAL, Africa Today, Foreign Policy in Focus, others.