NYU’s Stern School of Business has just named Peter Blair Henry, currently a professor at Stanford, its new dean effective. He will assume the role on January 15, 2010.
A Rhodes Scholar, Henry recently led the Obama Transition Team’s review of the International Monetary Fund, World Bank, and other international lending agencies. He has also served as an economic advisor to governments from the Caribbean to Africa, Dean-designate Henry’s scholarship focuses on the impact of economic reform on emerging economies.
NYU President John Sexton had this to say about Henry:
“He thinks long-range and strategically, and he has committed his research to grappling with profoundly important questions about our world: how do we reduce poverty in emerging economies? What’s the positive role of global business? How can we best harness globalization to allow poor countries to prosper? No surprise, then, that he immediately comprehended the unique moment in which higher education finds itself now, and the unique position the Stern School occupies – enjoying NYU’s unequalled global network of academic facilities, and intimately connected to the world’s business capital – and understood that NYU and he were a perfect fit for one another.”
Peter Blair Henry currently serves as 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, where he was first appointed an assistant professor of economics in 1997. He is also a Senior Fellow of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and the Stanford Center for International Development, 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. Henry is also President of the National Economic Association and received the Association’s dissertation prize for his doctoral thesis.