Peter Blair Henry is a Professor of Economics and Gunn Faculty Scholar in the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, a faculty research fellow in the International Finance and Macroeconomics Program of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a CDDRL faculty member. His work focuses on international finance, economic growth and development, and macroeconomics. The National Science Foundation's Early CAREER Development Program supports his research on the effects of economic policy reform in emerging markets.
He has been on the Stanford faculty since 1997. He previously served as a consultant to the Bank of Jamaica (1995) and a consultant to the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (1994). He was a Rhodes Scholar from 1991 to 1993. He is a member of the American Economic Association and the American Finance Association, and a director of the National Economic Association.
He received a BA in economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1991; a BA from Oxford University in 1993; and a PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1997. In 1999, he received the National Economic Association's award for best doctoral thesis in economics