Areas of Expertise
- Business and the market economy
- Climate change
- Collectivist forces and influences today
- Development and poverty
- Economic policies
- Economics of entrepreneurship and innovation
- Global governance and international agencies
- International comparisons of output and output growth
David Henderson is a Senior Fellow of ECIPE and a Visiting Professor at the Westminster Business School and the London School of Economics. He was formerly (1984-92) Head of the Economics and Statistics Department of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (the OECD) in Paris. Before this, he had worked as an academic economist in Britain, first in Oxford (Fellow of Lincoln College) and later (1975-83) in University College London (Professor of Economics); as a national civil servant (first as an Economic Adviser in Her Majesty's Treasury, and later as Chief Economist in the UK Ministry of Aviation); as an international civil servant (with the World Bank (1969-75), where he was at one stage Director of the Economics Department); and as a consultant (in Greece, Malaysia, and the World Bank).
In 1985 David Henderson 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, the Melbourne Business School, and the Institute of Economic Affairs (London). 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.