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Gunnar Trumbull

Gunnar Trumbull is Philip Caldwell Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, where he teaches courses on politics and political economy. He studies consumer politics in Europe and the United State, and is currently writing a book on the political origins of food culture in France and America. He is the author of Consumer Lending in France and America: Credit and Welfare (2014), which traces the politics of household lending in the two countries. His book Consumer Capitalism (2006) examines the political origins of national consumer policy in France and Germany. Trumbull’s Strength in Numbers (2012) discusses the coalitional logic of diffuse interest representation.

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  • Philip Caldwell Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
  • Faculty Associate, CES, Harvard University