Peter Blair Henry

Dean of the Leonard N. Stern School of Business, William R. Berkley Professor of Economics and Finance and Dean Richard R. West Professor of Business, New York University

As of 2010, Peter Blair Henry is the Dean of New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business, where he is also the William R. Berkley Professor of Economics and Finance, and the Dean Richard R. West Professor of Business. Peter joined NYU Stern from Stanford University, where he was the Konosuke Matsushita Professor of International Economics.

Peter is author of the book TURNAROUND: Third World Lessons for First World Growth (Basic Books, 2013), as well as numerous articles and book chapters. He is particularly known for a series of publications that overturn conventional wisdom on the topics of debt relief, international capital flows, and the role of institutions in economic growth: “Debt Relief,” Journal of Economic Perspectives (Winter 2006); “Capital Account Liberalization: Theory, Evidence, and Speculation,” Journal of Economic Literature (December 2007); and “Institutions vs. Policies: A Tale of Two Islands,” American Economic Review (May 2009).

Peter currently serves as a member of the board of directors at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations; as a Nonresident Senior Fellow of the Brookings Institution; and as a member of the board of directors for Kraft Foods, Inc., and for Citi (as of July 1, 2015). Peter received his PhD in economics from MIT and Bachelor’s degrees from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar, and the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, where he was a Morehead Scholar and a finalist in the 1991 campus-wide slam dunk competition.

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