The International Business Center (IBC) builds the global business competencies of Lubar students by supporting the Lubar School’s international business curriculum, building faculty teaching and research expertise in international business, offering students global-oriented experiential learning opportunities, and presenting outstanding business community outreach programs on global business competitiveness.

Established in 1985 through funding by the Wisconsin State Legislature, the IBC has received grants from the U.S. Department of Education and financial support from numerous private donors and corporations.

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Certificate in International Business

Study Abroad


For the Community

Bradley Distinguished Lecture Series

The Bradley Distinguished Lecture Series provides our community the opportunity to hear internationally respected scholars, policy experts, and thought leaders who provide important insights into economic policies and actions that reinforce people’s faith in American democratic capitalism and free enterprise, and foster America’s global economic competitiveness, entrepreneurialism and innovation.  Each year, several hundred business leaders, executives, academic leaders, and policy-makers attend the series.

“Inequality, Human Capital and Growth: Implications for U.S. Economic Policy” featuring Kevin M. Murphy, George J. Stigler Distinguished Service Professor of Economics, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Friday, October 21, 2016
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (Lunch included)
University Club, 924 E. Wells Street, Milwaukee

The growth in income inequality is one of the major policy issues of our time. Professor Murphy will discuss the economics behind the rise in income inequality and what it tells us about the forces driving modern labor market outcomes.  Long-term changes in the relative demand for high- and low-skilled workers and our nation’s ability to supply the types of skills needed in the modern economy play a central role and provide significant insight into where we should look for solutions. Read more and register…

The Series is co-sponsored by the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation and the Lubar School of Business.

Past events have included:

“The Dodd-Frank Act and the Unending Growth of the Administrative State
Peter J. Wallison, Arthur F. Burns Chair in Financial Market Studies and
Co-director of American Enterprise Institute’s (“AEI”) program on financial market deregulation.

“What Will Determine Our Economic Future?”
Michael J. Boskin, Tully M. Friedman Professor of Economics & Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

“The New Energy Era and the End of Magical Thinking”
Mark P. Mills, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute

“First Principles Vs. Secular Stagnation”
John B. Taylor, Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics, Stanford University and George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics, Hoover Institution

For More Information

V. Kanti Prasad
Director, International Business Center
Bostrom Professor of Entrepreneurship
Lubar Hall N373
(414) 229- 6260