New Dean of NYU Stern School of Business

pb-henryNew York University President John Sexton and Provost David McLaughlin have named Peter Blair Henry ”“ the Konosuke Matsushita Professor of Economics at Stanford University ”“ as dean of NYU’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business.  He will assume the deanship effective January 15, 2010, the school announced today.

Henry’s scholarship focuses on the impact of economic reform on emerging economies: he is a Rhodes Scholar; the leader of the Obama Transition Team’s review of the International Monetary Fund, World Bank, and other international lending agencies; and an economic advisor to governments from the Caribbean to Africa.

In a press statement revealing the news, Sexton said, “After some time, one can read the ”˜body language’ of a dean’s search committee. Seldom ”“ if ever ”“ have I seen greater certainty or more enthusiasm for a candidate for a deanship.  And when I met with him, it was immediately apparent why: a superb and highly productive economics scholar, a natural leader, a community-builder, and a manifestly good person, Peter Blair Henry has just the attributes to lead NYU’s business school.”

For more on this appointment, visit Stern here.


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