FORA.tv Speaker - Peter Henry
Peter is Dean of New York University's Leonard N. Stern School of Business. He joined NYU Stern in 2010 from Stanford University, 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 at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. Prior to assuming his current position, Peter was also a Senior Fellow of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research.
Peter is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a Nonresident Senior Fellow of the Brookings Institution, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. From 2000-2001 he was a National Fellow at the Hoover Institution. The National Science Foundation's Early CAREER Development Program supported his research and teaching from 2001-2006. In 2004, Peter participated in the Copenhagen Consensus, an international conference on how to make the most efficient use of the world's scarcest resources. The Economist magazine named the published proceedings of the conference one of the best business books of 2004. The author of numerous articles and book chapters, Peter 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: "Debt Relief" Journal of Economic Perspectives (Winter 2006); "Capital Account Liberalization: Theory, Evidence, and Speculation" Journal of Economic Literature (December 2007); "Institutions vs. Policies: A Tale of Two Islands" American Economic Review (May 2009). He is currently writing a book for Oxford University Press.
Peter 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, Peter 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. Born in Jamaica, Peter became a U.S. citizen in 1986.
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