Herbert Grubel, a professor emeritus of economics at Simon Fraser University, received the 2004 Nora and Ted Sterling Prize in support of controversy in 2004. Born in Germany, Grubel earned his doctorate in economics from Yale in 1963. He taught at Stanford, Chicago and Pennsylvania prior to joining the faculty at newly opened Simon Fraser University in 1972. He has written more than 20 books in his field of economics. In 1995 he received the Kiel University Bernard Harms medal for his contributions to international economics. He was the Reform Party's finance critic between 1995 and 1997, returning to SFU in 1997. He took mandatory retirement in 1999.

[BCBW 2004] "Economics"