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Pietra Rivoli is a professor of Finance and International Business at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University and author of award-winning book, The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy.



Rivoli received her Bachelor of Science and Doctorate in Finance and International Economics from the University of Florida.[1][2] She has worked at Georgetown as faculty since 1983.[1]

Her book The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy[3] is a first-person narrative aimed at explaining issues in the global economy, and traces the production and sale of T-shirts from cotton farms in Texas to used clothing vendors in Tanzania.[4] Among other awards, it was a finalist for the 2005 Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award and an Editor's Pick for the 10 Best Business Books of 2005.[5]

In 2008, Rivoli's book has been adapted into a play by Danish playwright Ditte Maria Bjerg, called "Shopping" at the Camp X theatre in Copenhagen.[6]

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  1. ^ a b "PIETRA RIVOLI". McDonough School of Business Faculty. Retrieved 2017-09-29.
  2. ^ "Pietra Rivoli". Center for Responsible Business, Berkeley-Haas. Retrieved 2017-09-29.
  3. ^ Pietra Rivoli (24 November 2014). The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy: An Economist Examines the Markets, Power, and Politics of World Trade. New Preface and Epilogue with Updates on Economic Issues and Main Characters. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 978-1-118-95014-2.
  4. ^ "The Friday Podcast: Pietra Rivoli's T-Shirt Travels". Retrieved 2017-09-29.
  5. ^ "Pietra Rivoli: Books, Biography". Retrieved 2017-09-29.
  6. ^ "Shopping I". (in Danish). 2008. Retrieved 2017-09-29.

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