Pietra Rivoli

Associate Professor McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University

Pietra Rivoli is Associate Professor at the McDonough School of Business. Dr. Rivoli teaches in undergraduate, graduate, and executive programs in the areas of corporate and international finance and international business. Professor Rivoli also leads annual MBA residencies to China, and supervises consulting projects by MBA students for Chinese companies and organizations.

Professor Rivoli’s recent academic research relates to social issues in finance and business and has appeared in the Journal of Business Ethics and Business Ethics Quarterly. Her 2005 book, Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy, is a study of the political economy and ethics of globalization and international trade, and has been lauded by the New York Times, The Financial Times, National Public Radio, as well as a number of other outlets. Travels of a T-Shirt was also shortlisted as a finalist for the 2005 Financial Times-Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award.

Professor Rivoli is involved with Georgetown students outside of the classroom on a number of social issues, including work on the apparel licensing committee, which is concerned with labor conditions and worker rights in the production of Georgetown logo apparel, and the committee on social responsibility and investment, which advises Georgetown endowment fund managers on issues related to ethical investment.

Dr. Rivoli received her Ph.D. in finance and international economics from the University of Florida.