Pietra Rivoli is Professor at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, where she has served since 1983. Rivoli teaches finance and international business in the undergraduate, graduate, and executive programs. She has special interests in social issues in international business and in China, and was recently honored by the Aspen Institute as a Faculty Pioneer, an award that recognizes leadership in integrating social issues into business education. Rivoli received her Phd in Finance and International Economics from the University of Florida.
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. The 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 and 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. The book has been translated into 14 languages and the second edition is was published in 2009.