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Memorable Manitobans: Harry Grubert (1936-2017)

Economist.

Born at Winnipeg on 15 May 1936, one of four children of Polish immigrants George Gershon Grubert (1893-1975) and Adela Grubert (c1897-1975), brother of Oscar Grubert, he attended the University of Manitoba where he served on the Arts Faculty Council (1957) and received the Isbister Undergraduate Scholarship for Highest Standing (1954, 1955), University Gold Medal (1957), and a BA Honours degree. He then went to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where, in 1968, he received a PhD in Economics. He taught at the University of Rochester before moving to Washington, DC to take a job as Director of the Office of Foreign Economic Research at the US Department of Labour. In 1978, he joined the US Treasury Department and in time became one of the world’s leading experts on the taxation of multinational corporations, as Senior Research Economist in the Office of Tax Analysis. His views were solicited by governments, nongovernmental organizations, scholars, and companies. He died at Washington, DC on 10 August 2017.

Sources:

Obituary, Legacy.

Harry Grubert, 1937-2017” by Ike Brannon, Regulation, Winter 2017-2018.

In Memorium: 2017,” UM Today.

Harry Grubert, In Memoriam,” National Tax Association.

We thank Michael Nesbitt and Pat Robertson for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 August 2020

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