Gunnar Trumbull joined the Center on the United States and France on September 1 as a research associate.
Trumbull, who was most recently a visiting scholar at the Robert Schuman Center at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy, specializes in political economy and industrial issues. While at Brookings, he will conduct research on the French economy and the role of the state.
Prior to joining Brookings, Trumbull was a research fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Industrial Performance Center, a research affiliate at the Center for European Studies at Harvard University, and a visiting researcher at the Centre pour la Sociologie des Organisations in Paris. He received a Ph.D. in Political Science from MIT.
Trumbull will be affiliated with the Brookings Center on the U.S. and France, which was established in 1999 to study France and the U.S.-French relationship and involves American and French experts in an active program of research, analysis, and public outreach.
The Center seeks to enhance American understanding of France in the interest of improving U.S. policy toward France and Europe and to promote U.S.-French cooperation in areas of common interest through a range of activities. The Center regularly publishes books, monographs, Brookings Policy Briefs, and newspaper articles; conducts regular off-the-record roundtables; holds conferences, workshops, and public lectures on issues critical to the France-U.S. relationship; and provides media commentary. At the Center, Trumbull, in addition to carrying out his own research and writing, will assist Senior Fellow and Center Director Philip Gordon with the full range of the Center’s programs and activities.