North­eastern Uni­ver­sity Pro­fessor and Born­stein Senior Fellow of Inter­na­tional Busi­ness Ravi Rama­murti has been selected by the United Nations Con­fer­ence on Trade and Devel­op­ment (UNCTAD) to help pre­pare its World Invest­ment Report 2008. Rama­murti will attend a brain­storming ses­sion being held by the UNCTAD Divi­sion on Invest­ment, Tech­nology and Enter­prise Devel­op­ment in Geneva, Switzer­land on Sep­tember 19th and 20th where par­tic­i­pants will dis­cuss the con­cep­tual and empir­ical frame­work, struc­ture and con­tent of UNCTAD’s forth­coming World Invest­ment Report 2008: FDI (For­eign Direct Invest­ment) in Infra­struc­ture (WIR08).

It is an honor to be selected for such a task,” said Rama­murti. “The sub­ject of for­eign direct invest­ment in infra­struc­ture is of vital impor­tance to the emerging economies and the global economy. It is a fit­ting theme for WIR 08.”

Rama­murti is one of approx­i­mately a dozen advi­sors around the world selected based on their schol­arly standing and exper­tise in the sub­ject matter being exam­ined. He will be asked to share his expe­ri­ence and com­ments with the UNCTAD team and his par­tic­i­pa­tion will be acknowl­edged in the final report.

This is an impor­tant acknowl­edge­ment of Pro­fessor Ramamurti’s schol­arly exper­tise,” said Thomas Moore, Dean of the Col­lege of Busi­ness Admin­is­tra­tion at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity. “It comes at a par­tic­u­larly appro­priate time, as he is leading the cre­ation of our new Center for Emerging Mar­kets, a world-​​class center for research and schol­ar­ship on Emerging Markets.”

About North­eastern:

Founded in 1898, North­eastern Uni­ver­sity is a pri­vate research uni­ver­sity located in the heart of Boston. North­eastern is a leader in inter­dis­ci­pli­nary research, urban engage­ment, and the inte­gra­tion of class­room learning with real-​​world expe­ri­ence. The university’s dis­tinc­tive coop­er­a­tive edu­ca­tion pro­gram, where stu­dents alter­nate semes­ters of full-​​time study with semes­ters of paid work in fields rel­e­vant to their pro­fes­sional inter­ests and major, is one of the largest and most inno­v­a­tive in the world. The Uni­ver­sity offers a com­pre­hen­sive range of under­grad­uate and grad­uate pro­grams leading to degrees through the doc­torate in six under­grad­uate col­leges, eight grad­uate schools, and two part-​​time divi­sions. For more infor­ma­tion, please visit www​.north​eastern​.edu.