In Memoriam: Harry Grubert, 1937-2017

2 Pages Posted: 28 Mar 2018

Date Written: December 2017


Longtime U.S. Treasury Department economist Harry Grubert passed away last summer. An expert on corporate international tax arbitrage, he had given considerable thought to how to prevent this costly practice while maintaining healthy tax competition. His academic legacy is remarkable: over 1,500 citations in Tax Notes, 44 academic articles on tax policy and dozens more working papers, and a Musgrave Award for the best paper published in the National Tax Journal. In Washington, D.C., political leaders of both parties valued his counsel. His insights have been especially missed in the current tax reform debate.

Keywords: Harry Grubert, In Memoriam, tax arbitrage, tax competition, Treasury Department

JEL Classification: E63

Suggested Citation

Brannon, Ike, In Memoriam: Harry Grubert, 1937-2017 (December 2017). Regulation, Vol. 40, No. 4, Winter 2017-2018, Available at SSRN:

Ike Brannon (Contact Author)

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