Gene Grossman

Jacob Viner Professor of International Economics. Professor of Economics and International Affairs, Director, International Economics Section

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  • International Trade and Trade Policy
  • Political Economy


Gene Grossman joined the faculty of Princeton University in 1980 and holds a joint appointment in the Department of Economics and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

Grossman has received numerous professional honors and awards including the Bernard-Harms Prize from the Kiel Institute for the World Economy, an Honorary Doctorate from St. Gallen University, and fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. He was elected a Fellow of the Econometric Society in 1992 and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1997. Grossman served on the Executive Committee of the American Economic Association. He is a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and of the Center for Economic Policy Research, a life member of the Council for Foreign Relations, and he serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Economic Growth, the Review of International Economics, the European Journal of Political Economy, and the German Economic Review.

Grossman has written extensively on international trade. He is well known for his work on the determinants of international competitiveness in dynamic, research-intensive industries, and in particular for his book with Elhanan Helpman entitled Innovation and Growth in the Global Economy.  He has also written (with colleague Alan Krueger) a widely-cited paper on the likely environmental impacts of the North American Free Trade Agreement, as well as many other papers on U.S. and developing countries' trade policies. Grossman and Elhanan Helpman also collaborated on Special Interest Politics, which was published by the MIT Press in 2001 (awarded the 2001 Best Book Award by the Political Economy Section of the American Political Science Association), and Interest Groups and Trade Policy, which was published by Princeton University Press in 2002. Grossman's most recent writings focus on the effects of trade on the wage distribution.  Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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