August 13, 2010
Dr. Peter Blair Henry, Dean of the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University, spoke at Hampden-Sydney's Opening Convocation at Everett Stadium on Thursday, August 26.
Henry joined NYU Stern from Stanford University where he was Professor of International Economics and Associate Director of the Center for Global Business and the Economy at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. Prior to assuming his current position, he was also a Senior Fellow of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. Henry is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a Senior Fellow of the Brookings Institution, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
As an author Henry is best known for a series of publications in the journals of the American Economic Association that overturn conventional wisdom on the topics of debt relief, international capital flows, and the role of institutions in economic growth.
Dean Henry received his PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1997. While in graduate school, he served as a consultant to the Governors of the Bank of Jamaica and the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB). His research at the ECCB contributed to the intellectual foundation for establishing the first stock market in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Area.
Prior to attending MIT, Dean Henry was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University where he received a BA in mathematics and a Full Blue in basketball. He also holds a BA in economics from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he was a Morehead Scholar, a National Merit Scholar, a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and a Marshall Scholar-Elect.