Gene Grossman, who is a Professor at Princeton University since 1980, holds a joint appointment in the Department of Economics and the School of Public and International Affairs. 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. 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 has received numerous professional honours and awards including the Onassis Prize for International Trade, the Bernard-Harms Prize from the Kiel Institute for the World Economy, honorary doctorates from St. Gallen University and University of Minho, 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. He did his Ph.D. at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.