M. Grossman is the Jacob Viner Professor of International Economics in
the Department of Economics and the Princeton School of Public and
International Affairs at Princeton University. Professor Grossman
received his B.A. from Yale University and his Ph.D. in Economics from
the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and joined the Princeton
faculty immediately thereafter in 1980. He has served as Director of
Princeton’s International Economics Section since 1999 and completed his second term as Chair of Princeton's economics department in 2014.
Professor Grossman has received numerous professional honors and awards
including the Onassis Prize in International Trade from the Onassis
Foundation, the Cass Business School and the City of London, the Harry
G. Johnson Prize from the Canadian Economics
Association, the Bernard-Harms Prize from the Kiel Institute for the
World Economy 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, a Fellow of the American
Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1997, and a Life Member of the Council
on Foreign Relations in 2008, and he holds Honorary Doctorates from
the University of St. Gallen and the University of Minho.
Professor Grossman served a
three-year term 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, and
serves on the editorial boards ofthe Journal of Economic Growth, the Review of International Economics, the German Economic Review, and several other professional journals.
Grossman has written extensively on international trade. He is
well known for his work on the relationship between trade and growth,
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 pair of
widely-cited papers on the likely environmental impacts of the North
American Free Trade Agreement and on the relationship between economic
growth and the environment, which initiated a voluminous literature on
the so-called “Environmental Kuznets Curve.” Another branch of
Professor Grossman’s research focuses on the political forces that
shape modern trade policy. He and Elhanan Helpman collaborated on
“Protection for Sale” and on two books, Special Interest Politics and Interest Groups and Trade Policy,
published by the MIT Press and Princeton University Press,
respectively. With colleague Esteban Rossi-Hansberg, he wrote
“Trade in Tasks: A Simple Theory of Offshoring,” which explores the
wage effects of the globalization of production. Professor Grossman’s
most recent research examines how social identification may affect the political economy of trade policy.
Professor Grossman is married to Jean Baldwin Grossman,
a Senior Fellow at MDRC and a Lecturer in the Princeton School of
Public and International Affairs. The Grossmans are very proud of
their two daughters, Shari (an M.D.-Ph.D. student at the Harvard
Medical School and the Broad Institute) and Dina (Director of Strategy and Business Analytics at Oak Street Health).