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Bernhard Harms Prize Awarded to Gene Grossman

ifw_logo_small.jpg Press Release October 19, 2012


– Media Invitation – 

This year, the Bernhard Harms Prize, which includes a cash award of 25,000 Euro and is conferred by the Kiel Institute for the World Economy, is being awarded to Professor Gene Grossman from Princeton University. Following his promotion at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Professor Grossman moved to Princeton University, where he was first appointed Assistant Professor in 1980 and later Professor of Economics and International Affairs in 1988. He is recognized as one of the world's leading economists in the field of inter­national trade. His research into the impact of international trade on economic growth and the political forces that shape modern trade policy have significantly increased our under­standing of interactions within the global economy. The topic of Professor Grossman's cere­monial lecture is: Heterogeneous Workers in International Trade.  

The award ceremony will take place on 

Wednesday, October 31, from 4.30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

in the Great Reading Room (Großer Lesesaal)
of the German National Library of Economics –Leibniz Information Centre for Economics, ZBW
(Zentralbibliothek für Wirtschaftswissenschaften – Leibniz-Informationszentrum Wirtschaft, ZBW),
Düsternbrooker Weg 120, 24105 Kiel.

You are warmly invited to attend this event. 

The Kiel Institute for the World Economy awards the Bernhard Harms Prize once every two years to a scholar who has distinguished him- or herself through remarkable achievements in the field of world economic research or a person who has made an outstanding contribution to promot­ing international economic relations through his or her business activities. 

For a list of all previous prize winners, click here


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