Lorenzo Garbo

Professor, Economics
Economics

Contact

Duke Hall
203A
P: 909.748.8738
E: lorenzo_garbo@redlands.edu

Degrees: Ph.D., Economics, Columbia University, 1995; M.Phil., Economics, Columbia University, 1993; M.A., Economics, Columbia University, 1992; Laurea in Economics, Magna cum Laude, University of Venice, Italy, 1989.

Office: Economics, Duke Hall #203

Areas of Expertise

  • History of Economic Thought

  • International Trade

Current Research

  • Adam Smith's Theory of Moral Sentiments

  • Lineage of Adam Smith's teachings on superior prudence (Sixth edition of The Theory of Moral Sentiments)

Professional Background

Lorenzo Garbo has studied economics at the University of Venice (Italy) and at Columbia University, where he obtained a Ph.D. in 1995. He is Professor of Economics in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Redlands, where he has been teaching International Trade, History of Economic Thought, and a wide variety of other courses since 1996. Professor Garbo also offers seminars at the Johnston Center for Integrative Studies, and has been a consistent contributor to the Interdisciplinary Honors Proudian Program. He has also been a student of Zen Buddhism at the San Francisco Zen Center and has collaborated in the establishment of a meditation room on campus, where he has led meditation courses for the Department of Religious Studies and continues to offer Zen meditation sessions for the community at large. Professor Garbo has also taught at the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) of Columbia University, and has worked at the Commission on Global Governance in Geneva and at the Center on International Cooperation of New York University. His research interests have included models of comparative advantage with renewable and non-renewable resources, models of convergence in international standards, and the role of greed (non-station) in western and Buddhist enlightenment traditions.More recently, his scholarly activity has focused on historiographical studies of the first and sixth editions of Adam Smith's The Theory of Moral Sentiments, and is currently working on a manuscript on the political economic lineage opened by Adam Smith's teachings on superior prudence.

Courses Offered at Redlands

  • Principles of Macroeconomics

  • Principles of Microeconomics

  • Intermediate Macroeconomics

  • Intermediate Microeconomics

  • International Trade

  • International Finance

  • Development Economics

  • History of Economic Thought

  • Seminar in Humanistic Economics (First-Year Seminar)

  • Greed! (First-Year Seminar)
  • Topics in Political Economy: British Enlightenment and the Birth of Political Economy (May Term)
  • Visions of the Macroeconomy (Senior Seminar)

  • Topics in Political Economy: Utopian Economics (May Term)

Department of Religious Studies

  • Zen Meditation Practicum
  • Introduction to Zen Meditation

  • Way Seeking Mind (May Term, Travel Course)

Johnston Center

  • International Humanitarian Aid (First-Year Seminar)
  • Utopian Economics (crosslisted with the Economics Department; May Term)
  • Fearlessness (First-Year Seminar co-taught with Prof. Sara Schoonmaker, Department of Sociology and Anthropology).

Interdisciplinary Honors Proudian Program

  • Western and Eastern Enlightenment: On Greed (May Term, Travel Course)

Degrees Held

  • Laurea in Economics, Magna cum Laude, University of Venice, Italy, 1989

  • M.A., Economics, Columbia University, 1992.

  • M.Phil., Economics, Columbia University, 1993

  • Ph.D., Economics, Columbia University, 1995

Previous Teaching Experience

  • Program in Economic Policy Management (PEPM), Department of Economics, Columbia University, 1997-1998.
    Courses: International Finance.

  • Columbia College and Barnard College, Columbia University, 1994-1996.
    Courses: Intermediate Microeconomics.

  • School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), Columbia University, 1994-1996.
    Courses: Intermediate Microeconomics, International Trade.

Professional Experience

  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Columbia University, 1997-1998

  • Visiting Scholar, Department of Economics, New York University, 1997-1998

  • Associate Research Scientist, Center on International Cooperation, New York University, 1997-1998.

  • Research Associate, Commission on Global Governance, Geneva, 1993

Awards, Honors and Grants

  • University of Redlands Faculty Research Grant, 2012-2013

  • Mortar Board's "Professor of the Year," University of Redlands, 2009

  • "Outstanding Teaching Award," Faculty Review Committee, University of Redlands 2008

  • University of Redlands Faculty Research Grant, 2008

  • Haynes Foundation Faculty Fellowship, 2001-2002

  • "Outstanding Teaching Award," Faculty Review Committee, University of Redlands, 1999

  • University of Redlands Faculty Research Grant  1999

  • Hewlett Research Grant, 1997

  • University of Redlands Faculty Research Grant, 1997

  • Columbia University President's Fellowship, 1991-1993

  • "Ente Luigi Einaudi" Fellowship, Rome, 1991-1993

Publications

Dialectic Wissdom: Adam Smith and the Clerisy, Palgrave Macmillan [under contract], expected publication: 2017

"Adam Smith's last teachings: dialectical wisdom," Journal of the History of Economic Thought, vol. 38, no. 1, pp. 41-54, 2016

"Early Evolution of the Assumption of Non-Satiation, "Review of Political Economy, Vol. 24, no. 1, pp. 15-32, 2012

Book Review: Stephen Gudeman (Ed.) Economic Persuasions (New York: Berghahn Books, 2009), Review of Social Economy, 2010

"Wholesome Synergies between Green Gulch Farm and Academis," San Francisco Zen Center Wind Bell, May 2009

Book Review: James K. Boyce et al. (Eds) Human Development in the Era of Globalization: Essays in Honor of Keith B. Griffin (Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2006), Review of Social Economy, 2007

Book Review: Eileen Stillwaggon AIDS and the Ecology of Poverty (New York: Oxford University Press, 2006), Review of Social Economy, 2007

Book Review: Deepak Lal and Richard H. Snape (Eds.) Trade, Development and Political Economy. Essays in Honour of Anne O. Krueger (New York: Palgrave, 2001), Review of Political Economy, Vol. 16, no. 1, January, pp. 140-143, 2004

Book Review: Gerald M. Meier and Joseph E. Stiglitz (Eds.) Frontiers of Development Economics. The Future in Perspective (New York: Oxford University Press, 2001), Review of Political Economy, Vol. 16, no. 3, July, pp. 398-399, 2004

"Leontief, Nobel Laureate, 1973" in Abu N.M. Wahid (ed.) The NobelLaureates and the Frontiers of Economics: A Popular Reading, University Press of America, Inc., 2002

"International Convergence in Regulation: the Case of Measurable Standards," International Advances in Economic Research, Vol. 8, Number 2, May, 2002

"Proporzioni dei Fattori, Commercio Internazionale e Crescita," Bologna: Nuova Editoriale Grasso, 2005 Italian edition and translation of Ronald Findlay's Factor Proportions, Trade, and Growth, Cambridge MA., MIT Press, 1995

"Some linkages between Economic and Political Optimizing Behaviors" ("L'ottimizzazione economia e in politica: alcune riflessioni sul processo di scambio") - Rivista di Politica Economica, Roma, June, Vol. LXXXIII, n. III, p. 157 – 198, 1993

Professional Conferences, Seminars, and Presentations

"Searching for a lineage of Adam Smith's teachings on wisdom: Thomas Chalmers," International Adam Smith Society panel at the Annual Conference of the History of Economic Society, Duke University, Durham (NC), June, 2016

"Searching for a lineage of Adam Smith's teachings on wisdom: Thomas Chalmers," Annual Conference of the European Society for the History of Economic Thought (ESHET), Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne University, Paris, May 2016

"Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness in The Theory of Moral Sentiments and The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia," Interdisciplinary Roundtable on Adam Smith and Samuel Johnson, Liberty Fund, Indianapolis (invited participation), March 2016

"Dialectic Wisdom: Adam Smith and the Clerisy," Annual Conference of the Association for Heterodox Economics (AHE), London Metropolitan University, London, July 2013

"Adam Smith's last teachings: Dialectic Wisdom," Annual Conference of the History of Economics Society (HES), University of British Columbia, Vancouver (Canada), June, 2013

"Dialectic Wisdom: Adam Smith and the Clerisy," Annual Conference of the European Society for the History of Economics Thought (ESHET), Kingston University, Kingston, Surrey (UK), May, 2013

"Greed and Wise Action in economics and Zen Buddhism," Conference on Practical Wisdom for Management and Economics from the Buddhist Traditions, The Academy of Business in Society and Yale University, Thammasat Business School, Bangkok, Nov., 2012

"Workshop on Contemplative Pedagogy: Experiential Learning in Economics with Insight Dialogue," Symposium on Spirituality and Scholarship, California State University, San Bernardino, May, 2011

"Early Evolution of the Assumption of Non-Satiation," 13th World Congress of Social Economics, Association for Social Economics, Montreal, July, 2010

"Beginningless Greed," Mortar Board Professor of the Year Address, President High Table, University of Redlands, March 2009

"Economics and Buddhism: Perspectives on Greed," invited talk at the West Covina Buddhist Temple Study Center (CA), November 2008

Participation in the "Contemplative Pedagogy Seminar," Naropa University, Boulder (CO), July 27-August 4, July,  2008

Participation in the 2008 week-long Spring Retreat for Academics, The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, Menla Mountain Retreat Center, NY, March 2008

Participation in the conference on Sustainable Development, University of Redlands, February 2005

Participation in the three-day workshop "Natural Capitalism," Esalen Institute, Big Sur, December 2004

"On Greed," University of Redlands Alumni Association, Hollywood, September 2003

Paper presentation and discussant at the Fiftieth International Atlantic Economic Conference, Charleston, S.C., October 2000

Participation in the workshop "Quantifying the Trade Effect on Standards and Regulatory Barriers: Is it Possible?", World Bank, Washington D.C., April 2000

Participation in the workshop "Political Economy of Reform of the IMF and the International Financial Architecture," The Lowe Institute of Political Economy and the Claremont Institute of Economic Policy Studies, Claremont Graduate University, April 1999

Participation in the workshop "Global Public Goods: A New Rationale for Development Cooperation", Office of Development Studies, United Nations Development Programme, New York City, November 1997

Participation in the conference "The Multilateral Trading System and the Least Developed Countries", United Nations Development Programme and the Reinventing Bretton Woods Committee, New York City, October 1997

Paper presentation and discussant, Western Economic Association International Meetings, Seattle, July 1997

Paper presentation at the Economics Colloquia of the Department of Economics, University of California, Irvine, June 1997

Participation in the meeting "Balancing America's Global Interests", organized by the World Affairs Council of Inland Southern California, Riverside, January 1997

Participation in the symposium organized by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on international standards and deep integration, Paris, July 1996

Paper presentation in the seminar series of the Department of Economics, University of Bologna, Italy, June 1996

Professional Affiliations

  • Association for Social Economics

  • European Society for the History of Economic Thought

  • History of Economics Society

  •  International Adam Smith Society