Neil H. Jacoby
Neil Herman Jacoby (September 19, 1909 – May 31, 1979) was a university professor and public servant and was widely recognized as an expert on matters of taxation, finance, economic policy, and business-government relationships.
He was born in Dundurn, Saskatchewan, Canada, and received his B.A. in 1930 from the University of Saskatchewan. He became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1937 and received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1938.
Jacoby then served as a professor and administrator at the University of Chicago from 1938-1948. In 1940 he joined the research staff at the National Bureau for Economic Research, and in 1942 became a member of the Research Advisory Board of the Committee for Economic Development.
In 1948 he returned to academic life by becoming Dean of the University of California Graduate School of Business Administration. He worked as a consultant for the Rand Corporation from 1951-1961. During this time he also served as a member of President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Council of Economic Advisers (1953–1955), and as a U.S. Representative to the U.S. Economic and Social Council (1957).
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