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Grossman, Gene M.

Works: 232 works in 1,416 publications in 3 languages and 12,728 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Festschriften  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree
Classifications: HF1411, 338.9
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Gene M Grossman
Handbook of international economics by Gene M Grossman( Book )

100 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This Handbook adopts a traditional definition of the subject, and focuses primarily on the explanation of international transactions in goods, services, and assets, and on the main domestic effects of those transactions. The first volume deals with the "real side" of international economics. It is concerned with the explanation of trade and factor flows, with their main effects on goods and factor prices, on the allocation of resources and income distribution and on economic welfare, and also with the effects on national policies designed explicitly to influence trade and factor flows. In other words, it deals chiefly with microeconomic issues and methods. The second volume deals with the "monetary side" of the subject. It is concerned with the balance of payments adjustment process under fixed exchange rates, with exchange rate determination under flexible exchange rates, and with the domestic ramifications of these phenomena. Accordingly, it deals mainly with economic issues, although microeconomic methods are frequently utilized, especially in work on expectations, asset markets, and exchange rate behavior."--Publisher's information
Innovation and growth in the global economy by Gene M Grossman( Book )

42 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in English and Dutch and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traditional growth theory emphasizes the incentives for capital accumulation rather than technological progress. Innovation is treated as an exogenous process or a by-product of investment in machine and equipment. The authors develop a unique approach in which innovation is viewed as a deliberate outgrowth of investments in industrial research by forward-looking, profit-seeking agents
Special interest politics by Gene M Grossman( Book )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and German and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imperfect competition and international trade by Gene M Grossman( Book )

26 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strategic trade policy : a survey of issues and early analysis by Gene M Grossman( Book )

18 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays in development economics by Jagdish N Bhagwati( Book )

17 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interest groups and trade policy by Gene M Grossman( Book )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first three chapters focus on campaign contributions and candidate endorsements--two of the tools that interest groups use in their efforts to influence policy outcomes. The remaining chapters present applications to trade policy issues. Grossman and Helpman demonstrate how the approaches developed in their monograph can shed light on tariff formation in small and large countries, on the conduct of multilateral trade negotiations, and on the viability of bilateral free trade agreements. They also examine the forms that regional and multilateral trade agreements are likely to take and the ways in which firms invest abroad to circumvent trade barriers induced by political pressures"--Publisher's description
The political economy of trade policy : papers in honor of Jagdish Bhagwati by Robert C Feenstra( Book )

11 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of papers by colleagues and former students celebrates the profound impact that Jagdish Bhagwati has had on the field of international economics over the past three decades. Bhagwati, who is the Arthur Lehman Professor of Economics at Columbia University, has made pathbreaking contributions to the theory of international trade and commercial policy, including immiserizing growth, domestic distortions, economic development, and political economy. His success and influence as a teacher and mentor is widely recognized among students at both MIT and Columbia, and as founder of the Journal of International Economics, he has encouraged research on many questions of theoretical and policy relevance. The political economy of trade policy, Bhagwati's most recent area of interest, is the theme of this collection, which addresses salient topics including market distortions, income distribution, and the political process of policy-making
Economic growth : theory and evidence( Book )

26 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legal and economic principles of world trade law : the genesis of the GATT, the economics of trade agreements, border instruments, and national treatment : report to ALI (April 16, 2012) by Henrik Horn( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Submitted by the Council to the Members of the American Law Institute for discussion at the eighty-ninth annual meeting on May 21, 22, and 23, 2012."
Intergenerational redistribution with short-lived governments by Gene M Grossman( Book )

30 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abstract: We study the politics of intergenerational redistribution in an overlapping generations model with short-lived governments. The successive governmentswho care about the welfare of the currently living generations and possibly about campaign contributionsare unable to pre-commit the future course of redistributive taxation. In a stationary politico-economic equilibrium, the tax rate in each period depends on the current value of the state variable and all expectations about future political outcomes are fulfilled. We find that there exist multiple stationary equilibria in many political settings. Steady-state welfare is often lower than it would be in the absence of redistributive politics
International protection of intellectual property by Gene M Grossman( Book )

34 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We study the incentives that governments have to protect intellectual property in a trading world economy. We consider a world economy with ongoing innovation in two countries that differ in market size and in their capacities for innovation. We associate the strength of IPR protection with the duration of a country's patents that are applied with national treatment. After describing the determination of national policies in a non-cooperative regime of patent protection, we ask, Why are patents longer in the North? We also study international patent agreements by deriving the properties of an efficient global regime of patent protection and asking whether harmonization of patent policies is necessary or sufficient for global efficiency
Diversity and trade by Gene M Grossman( Book )

25 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We develop a competitive model of trade between countries with similar aggregate factor endowments. The trade pattern reflects differences in the distribution of talent across the labor forces of the two countries. The country with a relatively homogenous population exports the good produced by a technology with complementarities between tasks. The country with a more diverse work force exports the good for which individual success is more important. Imperfect observabilitiy of talent strengthens the forces of comparative advantage. Finally, we examine an aspect of education policy concerning the spread of human capital across the student population
Imperfect labor contracts and international trade by Gene M Grossman( Book )

26 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an economy with imperfect labor contracts, differences in the distribution of human capital are an independent source of comparative advantage. I study a world economy with two sectors, one where output is produced by teams and another where individuals can work alone. When workers' abilities are private information and workers cannot verify the value of output or the level of a firm's profits, feasible labor contracts fail to generate efficient matching of workers within teams. The general equilibrium has the most talented workers opting for individualistic activities, while their less talented compatriots join teams. The team mismatches are more severe in the country with the more heterogeneous labor force, which generates a comparative disadvantage for this country in team production. Trade exacerbates the polarization' of the more diverse society. National income could be raised, and the distribution of income improved, by a marginal expansion in the size of the team sector
Technology and trade by Gene M Grossman( Book )

27 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We survey research on the relationship between technology and trade. We begin with the old literature, which treated the state of technology as exogenous and asked how changes in technology affect the trade pattern and welfare. Recent research has attempted to endogenize technological progress which results either from learning- by-doing or from investments in research and development. This allows one to examine not only how technology affects trade, but also how trade affects the evolution of technology. We emphasize the parallels between the models with learning-by-doing and those with explicit R&D and highlight the role that the geographic extent of knowledge spillovers plays in mediating the relationship between trade and technological progress
The politics of free trade agreements by Gene M Grossman( Book )

29 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abstract: Suppose that an opportunity arises for two countries to negotiate a free trade agreement (FTA). Will an FTA between these countries be politically viable? And if so, what form will it take? We address these questions using a political-economy framework that emphasizes the interaction between industry special interest groups and an incumbent government. We describe the economic conditions necessary for an FTA to be an equilibrium outcome, both for the case when the agreement must cover all bilateral trade and when a few, politically sensitive sectors can be excluded from the agreement
Incomplete contracts and industrial organization by Gene M Grossman( Book )

24 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We develop an equilibrium model of industrial structure in which the organization of firms is endogenous. Differentiated consumer products can be produced either by vertically integrated firms or by pairs of specialized companies. Production of each variety of consumer good requires a unique, specialized component. Vertically integrated firms can manufacture the components they need in the quantity and type that maximizes profits, but they face a relatively high cost of governance. Specialized firms can produce at lower cost, but input suppliers face a potential hold-up problem. We study the equilibrium mode of organization when inputs are fully or partially specialized. We consider how the degree of competition in the market and other parameters affect the equilibrium choices, and how the equilibrium compares with the efficient allocation
Outsourcing in a global economy by Gene M Grossman( Book )

29 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We study the determinants of the location of sub-contracted activity in a general equilibrium model of outsourcing and trade. We model outsourcing as an activity that requires search for a partner and relationship-specific investments that are governed by incomplete contracts. The extent of international outsourcing depends inter alia on the thickness of the domestic and foreign market for input suppliers, the relative cost of searching in each market, the relative cost of customizing inputs, and the nature of the contracting environment in each country
Foreign investment with endogenous protection by Gene M Grossman( Book )

19 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jagdish Bhagwati coined the phrase quid pro quo foreign investment to describe international investments made in anticipation of host country trade policy and perhaps with the intention of defusing a protectionist threat. We apply Ehagwati's notion to situations where (i) foreign investment is best described as the (uncoordinated) opening of branch plants by multinational corporations, and (ii) protection is a political response by an incumbent government to offers of policy-contingent campaign contributions by domestic firms. We examine the determinants of anticipatory foreign investment and study some of its welfare implications. We also allow for lobbying by workers with sector-specific skills and show how the conflicting interests of these workers and the industrialists are resolved in determining policy toward foreign investment
Outsourcing versus FDI in industry equilibrium by Gene M Grossman( Book )

27 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We study the determinants of the extent of outsourcing and of direct foreign investment in an industry in which producers need specialized components. Potential suppliers must make a relationship-specific investment in order to serve each prospective customer. Such investments are governed by imperfect contracts. A final-good producer can manufacture components for itself, but the per-unit cost is higher than for specialized suppliers. We consider how the size of the cost differential, the extent of contractual incompleteness, the size of the industry, and the relative wage rate affect the organization of industry production
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Associated Subjects
Business cycles Commercial policy Commercial treaties Comparative advantage (International trade)--Econometric models Competition, Imperfect Contracting out Contracting out--Econometric models Corporations, Foreign Developing countries Development economics Economic development Economic history Equilibrium (Economics) Export marketing Foreign exchange rates Foreign trade regulation Foreign trade regulation--Economic aspects Free trade--Political aspects General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (1947 October 30) General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (Organization) Human capital--Econometric models Industrial organization (Economic theory) Inheritance and succession Intellectual property (International law) Intergenerational relations--Economic aspects International business enterprises--Mathematical models International economic integration International economic relations International finance International trade International trade--Economic aspects International trade--Mathematical models International trade--Statistical methods Investments, Foreign Investments, Foreign--Mathematical models Labor contract--Econometric models Lobbying Macroeconomics Offshore assembly industry Oligopolies Patent laws and legislation Political stability Pressure groups Protectionism--Mathematical models Research, Industrial--Government policy--Mathematical models Teams in the workplace--Econometric models Technological innovations Technological innovations--Economic aspects United States World Trade Organization
Handbook of international economics
Alternative Names
Gene Grossman Amerikaans econoom

Gene Grossman amerikansk ekonom

Gene Grossman amerikansk økonom

Gene Grossman economista estadounidense

Gene Grossman économiste américain

Gene Grossman US-amerikanischer Wirtschaftswissenschaftler

Grossman, G. M.

Grossman, G. M. 1955-

Grossman, Gene

Grossman, Gene 1955-

Гроссман, Джим

グロスマン, G. M.


English (528)

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Innovation and growth in the global economySpecial interest politicsImperfect competition and international tradeEssays in development economicsInterest groups and trade policyThe political economy of trade policy : papers in honor of Jagdish BhagwatiEconomic growth : theory and evidence