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.

For Students


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.

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

Tuesday, December 18, 2018
11:30am – 1:30pm, University Club
“U.S. Economic Outlook: Is Another Recession Looming?”
Randall S. Kroszner, Norman R. Bobins Professor of Economics and Deputy Dean for Executive Programs at the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago

The U.S. economy is booming, but will this last?  The Federal Reserve is on a path to continue to raise interest rates.  The U.S. fiscal deficit has widened despite strong economic growth, and the U.S. administration is deepening its “trade war” with China.  At the same time, most of the rest of the world’s economies are slowing.  But how resilient is the U.S. economy?  Will growth fall off once the stimulus effect of the tax reduction wanes and the impact of the trade tensions hit the economy?  Or are the tax and regulatory reforms providing more incentives for investment that will lead to productivity increases, higher wages, and continued growth?  Dr. Randall Kroszner will provide his analysis and views on the U.S. economic outlook. Read more…

Past events have included:

“The Administrative Threat to Civil Liberties”
Philip Hamburger, J.D. Maurice and Hilda Friedman Professor of Law at Columbia Law School

“Is Tax Reform the Impossible Dream?”
James M. Poterba, Mitsui Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,and President of the National Bureau of Economic Research

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

“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

For More Information

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