Peter Blair Henry
Dean, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University
Born in:
Jamaica

"You can actually make a lot of money and do a lot of good in the world. I don't see those things as being in opposition to one another. I never have,” economist Peter Blair Henry told “The New York Times” in 2013. Blair Henry is Dean Emeritus of New York University’s Stern School of Business and continues on as a professor of economics and finance. He previously served as associate director of the Center for Global Business and the Economy at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. In 2008, Blair Henry led President Barack Obama’s transition team in its review of international lending agencies including the IMF and the World Bank. In 2009 Obama appointed him to the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships. Blair Henry is an established global economist with a focus on emerging markets, which he explores in his book, “Turnaround: Third World Lessons for First World Growth.” He sits on the board of directors of a number of companies and organizations including the National Bureau of Economic Research, Citigroup, and Nike. Updated 2018