Written by Cara J. Hayden
The automotive industry, financial industry, and other industries that are severely struggling in the global economic crisis have been closely studied for decades by hundreds of scholars across the country. Many scholars are eager to help and exchange ideas. To create a bridge between scholars, industry, and government officials, Pitt economics professor Frank Giarratani founded the Industry Studies Association, a multidisciplinary virtual research community, this spring. More than 1,200 people nationwide have already joined.