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Season 2006 Episode 0830

The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy

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The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy
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The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy: An Economist Examines the Markets, Power, and Politics of World Trade.Pietra Rivoli talks about her book, which explains globalization through the story of a t-shirt's lifespan - from harvesting the cotton in Texas through that shirt's manufacture in China to its eventual sale as a new product in the U.S. and as used clothing in Africa. In the course of her talk she discusses trade policies, economics, and politics in the U.S., China and Africa. During the discussion, the author shows slides of her travels and later answers questions from the audience. Bentley College in Boston, Massachusetts, hosted this event.Pietra Rivoli, PhD, is Associate Professor at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, where she specializes in international business, finance, and social issues in business. She is the author of International Business and has been published in numerous academic journals, including the Journal of International Business Studies, the Journal of Business Ethics, Business Ethics Quarterly, and the Journal of Money, Credit and Banking.moreless
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