Peter Henry is Dean Emeritus and the W. R. Berkley Professor of Economics and Finance at New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business. He joined Stern from Stanford University where he was the Konosuke Matsushita Professor of International Economics, the John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn Faculty Scholar, and the Associate Director of the Center for Global Business and the Economy at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.
Henry led the external economic advisory group for Barack Obama’s presidential campaign and was subsequently chosen to lead the Presidential Transition Team’s review of international lending agencies such as the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. In June 2009, President Obama appointed him to the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships.
Henry is a published author on topics including debt relief, international capital flows and the role of institutions in economic growth. He has regularly been invited to address the IMF and to testify before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations and before various ambassadors to the United Nations.
Henry received his PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University where he earned a BA degree in mathematics, and he also holds a BA degree in economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Henry currently serves on the boards of Citigroup, Nike, the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Economic Club of New York. He is also a member of the Economic Advisory Panel of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.