David Henderson

David Henderson

Professor

David Henderson was formerly head of the Economics and Statistics Department of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris. Before that he worked as an academic economist in Britain, first at Oxford (Fellow of Lincoln College) and later at University College London (Professor of Economics); as a British civil servant (first as an Economic Adviser in HM Treasury, and later as Chief Economist in the UK Ministry of Aviation); and as a staff member of the World Bank. In 1985 he gave the BBC Reith Lectures, which were published in book form under the title of Innocence and Design: The Influence of Economic Ideas on Policy (Blackwell, 1986). Since leaving the OECD he has been an independent author and consultant, and has acted as Visiting Fellow or Professor at the OECD Development Centre (Paris), the Centre for European Policy Studies (Brussels), Monash University (Melbourne), the Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques (Paris), the University of Melbourne, the Royal Institute of International Affairs (London), the New Zealand Business Roundtable, and the Melbourne Business School. He is currently Visiting Professor at the University of Westminster Business School. Among his recent publications are The Role of Business in the Modern World: Progress, Pressures and Prospects for the Market Economy (CEI, 2004) and Anti-Liberalism 2000 (IEA, London, 2001). He is an Honorary Fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford, and in 1992 he was made Commander of the Order of St. Michael and St. George.