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Ph.D., Finance and International Economics, University of Florida
B.S., Finance, University of Florida

Phone: 202-687-3775

Email Address: rivolip@msb.edu

Pietra Rivoli teaches finance and international business in the undergraduate, graduate, and executive programs. Professor Rivoli has special interests in social justice issues in international business and in China, and she regularly leads MBA residencies to China. Her academic research has been published in numerous leading journals, including the Journal of International Business Studies, Business Ethics Quarterly, and Journal of Money Credit and Banking. In 2006, Professor Rivoli was awarded a Faculty Pioneer Award by the Aspen Institute. This award recognizes Business School faculty who have been leaders in the integration of social and environmental issues into MBA curricula.

Professor Rivoli's recent book, The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy, has been widely acclaimed by both the popular press and the academic community as a pathbreaking study of globalization. Professor Rivoli's book has received numerous awards. These honors include being named one of the best business books of the year by the Financial Times, Booz Allen Hamilton, Foreign Affairs, the Library Journal ,and by Amazon. Com. In addition, the book was also named as a finalist for the Inaugural Financial-Times-Goldman Sachs Book of the Year Award. Finally, Travels of a T-Shirt was recently designated by the American Association of Publishers as the best scholarly book of 2005 in the category of Finance and Economics and has been translated into 14 languages.

Professor Rivoli has served on the Georgetown faculty since 1983. Her recent research has been published in Business Ethics Quarterly and the Journal of International Business Studies.

Professor Rivoli is also involved in social issues at Georgetown, including the University’s Licensing Oversight Committee, which overseas workplace issues for GU apparel producers, the University’s Committee for Social Responsibility in Investing, and the Vital Voices partnership, a University initiative in executive education for women from developing countries. Professor Rivoli teaches at the undergraduate, MBA, and executive level, and has been the recipient of teaching awards at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy: An Economist Examines the Markets, Power and Politics of World Trade (John Wiley and Sons, 2005, 2009).

The book is available in German, Japanese, French, Dutch, Italian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Polish, Indonesian, Croation, Greek, and Russian.

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