Professor Kathi Bailey of the Monterey Institute of International Studies was awarded the Heinle Outstanding Achievement Award at the National Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages convention in New Orleans last week.
MIIS Professor’s Article Convinces Financial Times Columnist to Rethink Economics of Sweatshops
May 13, 2010
In a May 8 Financial Times column “Why anti-sweatshop campaigns might do it after all,” columnist Tim Harford announces that he has been forced to rethink his assumptions about the effects of anti-sweatshop campaigns. Harford cites a recently published article in the academic journal The American Economic Review by Monterey Institute Professor Jason Scorse and Berkeley Professor Ann Harrison, “Multinationals and Sweat-Shop Activism,” which examines what happened in Indonesia in the 1990s after an international anti-sweatshop campaign forced multinational corporations to improve workers’ wages at apparel and footwear factories. Professors Scorse and Harrison seek to dispel the economic theory that suggests that wage increases among sweatshop workers leads to factory closings and job loss.
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Eight Monterey Institute graduate students recently departed for India, Nigeria, Tanzania and Vietnam as representatives of the new Frontier Market Scout Program, which is designed to connect local entrepreneurs with U.S. investors.