Mar 24 2015
By Kathryn Lopez
Source Woodrow Wilson School
Gene Grossman, the Jacob Viner Professor of International Economics and professor of economics and international affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, has received the Onassis Prize in recognition of his contributions to strategic trade policy, environmental economics and the economics of offshoring.
Grossman’s most recent research focuses on the effects of trade on wage distribution. His most prominent work has been on the determinants of international competitiveness in dynamic, research-intensive industries. A prolific writer, he has co-authored three books and penned dozens of papers on international trade.
The $200,000 award for international trade is one of three Onassis Prizes, the other two being given for finance and shipping. Sponsored by the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation, they are awarded to three outstanding scholars in the fields by City University London’s Cass Business School and the Onassis Foundation every three years. A panel of prominent scholars selects recipients whose achievements deserve a global platform.
Grossman has received numerous other 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.
For more information on the Onassis Prize, click here.