Professor of Economics and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School
Director, International Economics Section
Gene 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. His most recent writings examine the political forces that shape modern trade policy. Professor Grossman and Elhanan Helpman collaborated on Special Interest Politics, which was published by the MIT Press in 2001 and on Interest Groups and Trade Policy,which was published by Princeton University Press in 2002. Their current research focuses on the causes and consequences of offshore outsourcing. His work on Europe includes work on trade disputes, including that surrounding US restrictions on German steel imports, as well an article on free trade agreements and a book on regionalism. Grossman is a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and of the Center for Economic Policy Research, and serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Economic Literature, the Journal of Economic Growth, the Review of International Economics, the German Economic Review, and several other professional journals. PhD., MIT.