Robert F. Garnett

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Ph.D., Economics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (1994)
BA, Economics with Highest Honors, College of William and Mary (1984)

Courses Taught

History of Economic Thought
Contending Perspectives in Economics
Junior Honors Seminar
Senior Honors Thesis

Senior Seminar in Economics
Mathematical Economics
Research Methods in Economics
Intermediate Macroeconomics
Freshman Seminar, “Economics and Contemporary Issues”
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics (Honors)
Principles of Microeconomics

Areas of Focus

History and Philosophy of Economics, Economics of Philanthropy, Economics Education

“Adam Smith’s Oikeiōsis Revisited,” Adam Smith Review, volume 10, 2017

Knowledge, Class, and Economics: Marxism without Guarantees, Theodore Burczak and Richard McIntyre, co-editors, Routledge 2017

Commerce and Community: Ecologies of Social Cooperation, Paul Lewis and Lenore Ealy, co-editors, Routledge, 2014

“Big Think: A Model for Critical Inquiry in Economics Courses” (with KimMarie McGoldrick), Journal of Economic Education, 44 (4): 389-398, 2013

Economic Pluralism, Erik Olsen and Martha Starr, co-editors, Routledge, 2009

Future Directions for Heterodox Economics, John Harvey, co-editor, University of Michigan Press, 2008

“Paradigms and Pluralism in Heterodox Economics,” Review of Political Economy 18 (fall): 521-546, 2006

What Do Economists Know? Routledge, 1999

“Against Benevolence: Adam Smith’s Economics of Care,” Summer Institute for the Preservation of the History of Economics, University of Richmond, June 2015

“Is There Room for Pluralism in Economic Textbooks and Classrooms?” Eastern Economics Association annual meetings, New York, February 2015

“After Samuelson: Liberal Education for Economists,” American Economic Association annual meetings, Boston, MA, 2-5 January, 2015

“Commerce and Beneficence: Adam Smith’s Unfinished Project,” History of Economics Society meetings, University of Quebec at Montreal, June 20-22, 2014

“Educating for Freedom: An Austrian-Feminist Pedagogy,” International Confederation of Associations for Pluralism in Economics, 3rd triennial conference, Amherst, MA, November 2011

“Big Think: A Model for Critical Inquiry in Economics Courses” (with KimMarie McGoldrick), Allied Social Sciences Association meetings, Denver, CO, January 2011

“Pluralism, Academic Freedom, and Heterodox Economics,” Allied Social Sciences Association meetings, San Francisco, CA, January 2009

Finalist, Chancellor’s Award for Distinguished Achievement as a Teacher and Scholar, 2015

Warren Samuels Prize, awarded by the Association for Social Economics, “Finding Ourselves in the Classroom: Reflexive Pedagogy for Economists,” January 2015

Deans’ Teaching Award, Texas Christian University, December 2013

Phi Beta Kappa, College of William and Mary, 1983