- Fulbright Award (1962)
Franz Gehrels served as a faculty member in the Department of Economics at IU Bloomington with a focus on international trade relations. Prior to joining IU, he served on the faculty at the University of Minnesota and at Johns Hopkins University. He joined IU’s faculty as an assistant professor of economics in 1955, earning the rank of full professorship by 1962. During the 1957-1958 academic year, Gehrels received a Fulbright lectureship in economics at the University of Mainz in Germany. In 1977, he returned to his native country of Germany. He served as a professor of economics at the Faculty of Economics of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) in Germany from 1977 to 1990 and then as an emeritus at the Seminar for International Business Relation of LMU. His research centered on international trade, macroeconomics, and economic growth.
Gehrels passed away on November 6, 2018.