Peter Henry is a Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, Senior Fellow at Stanford’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI), and Dean Emeritus of New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business. He was formerly the Konosuke Matsushita Professor of International Economics at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. In 2015, he received the Foreign Policy Association Medal, the highest honor bestowed by the organisation.
With financial support from the Hoover Institution and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Henry leads the Ph.D. Excellence Initiative (PhDEI), a post-baccalaureate programme designed to address underrepresentation in economics by mentoring exceptional students of color interested in pursuing doctoral studies in the field. For his leadership of the PhDEI, Henry received the 2022 Impactful Mentoring Award from the American Economic Association.
Henry is a Vice Chair of the Boards of the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Economic Club of New York, and also serves on the boards of Citigroup and Nike. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles in the flagship journals of economics and finance, as well as a book on global economic policy, Turnaround: Third World Lessons for First World Growth (Basic Books).
Henry 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 at Chapel Hill, where he was a Morehead-Cain Scholar.