George, a professor at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, is a political economist whose research focuses on the intersection of ethics and economics. He studies the ethical foundations of economic policy and theory, the ethical conduct of economists, and the nature and causes of the harms that are often associated with economists’ practice. He teaches in these areas and on international trade, values-based leadership, and political economy theory. He 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 recent books include The Economist’s Oath (Oxford University Press), the Oxford Handbook of Professional Economic Ethics, co-edited with Deirdre N. McCloskey, and The Tragic Science: How Economists Cause Harm (even as they aspire to do good),University of Chicago Press. At Korbel he co-directs the MA degree in Global Economic Affairs.
Prior to graduate school Dr. DeMartino was a labor organizer and negotiator for AFSCME, AFL-CIO in Connecticut.