Peter Henry became dean of New York University Stern School of Business in January 2010. He joined NYU Stern from Stanford University Graduate School of Business where he was the Konosuke Matsushita Professor of International Economics, the John and Cynthia Fry Gunn Faculty Scholar, and Associate Director of the Center for Global Business and the Economy.
The author of numerous articles and book chapters, Dean Henry is best known for a series of publications in the three flagship 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. He is currently writing a book for Oxford University Press.
Dean Henry received his PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1997. While in graduate school, he served as 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, Henry was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University where he received a BA in mathematics. He also holds a BA in economics from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Born in Jamaica, Henry became a U.S. citizen in 1986.