McDonough School's Professor Pietra Rivoli's Best Scholarly Book in Finance and Economics

February 27, 2006

Cynthia S. Shaw
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McDonough School's Professor Pietra Rivoli's Best Scholarly Book in Finance and Economics

Associate Professor Pietra Rivoli's book, The Travels of a T-shirt in the Global Economy: An Economist Examines the Markets, Power, and Politics of World Trade received yet another commendation. The Association of American Publishers (AAP) chose Rivoli's book as the best scholarly work of 2005 in the category of finance and economics.

Each year the AAP honors the best scholarly and professional books in 30 academic disciplines. Winners are chosen by a panel of academics, publishers and librarians. According to the AAP press release, "Award winners in each category were selected for their unique contribution to scholarly publishing and are considered to be the best of the best for 2005." For further information on the AAP"s Awards for Excellence in Professional and Scholarly Publishing, visit their website at

Professor Rivoli's first full-length book has been the focus of extensive praise. It was named as one of only six finalists for the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year award. Her work was also celebrated as one of the Best Business Books of 2005 by strategy + business magazine, by the Financial Times, and by This summer, BusinessWeek Online included her book among summer must-reads. The Travels of a T-shirt in the Global Economy is currently being translated into nine languages.

Professor Rivoli specializes in corporate and international finance as well as financially related ethical and social issues. At Georgetown, she teaches corporate and international finance. A member of the Georgetown faculty since 1983, Professor Rivoli teaches at the undergraduate, MBA and executive levels. She has been the recipient of teaching awards at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

On campus Professor Rivoli is involved in social issues work, including the University's Licensing Oversight Committee, which oversees workplace issues for Georgetown University 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.

About the Robert Emmett McDonough School of Business
Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business is a premier, distinguished business school located in the nation's capital. Founded in 1957 to educate undergraduate business students through the integration of liberal arts and professional education, the McDonough School today has approximately 1,300 undergraduates, 620 MBA students, and more than 500 participants in its executive education programs annually. For more information about the McDonough School, visit

About Georgetown University
Georgetown University is the oldest Catholic and Jesuit university in America, founded in 1789 by Archbishop John Carroll. Georgetown today is a major student-centered, international, research university offering respected undergraduate, graduate and professional programs on its three campuses. For more information about Georgetown University, visit