David R. Henderson is a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute, an Associate Professor of Economics at the Naval Postgraduate School, and a Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Professor Henderson has been the John M. Olin Visiting Professor with the Center for the Study of American Business at Washington University in St. Louis; Senior Economist for Energy and Health Policy with the President's Council of Economic Advisers; Visiting Professor at the University of Santa Clara; Senior Policy Analyst with the Cato Institute; and Assistant Professor at the University of Rochester's Graduate School of Management. He is also the recipient of the Rear Admiral John Jay Schieffelin Award for Excellence in Teaching from the Naval Postgraduate School.
His books include The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics, Making Great Decisions in Business and Life, and The Joy of Freedom: An Economist's Odyssey. His scholarly articles have appeared in the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Journal of Monetary Economics, The Independent Review, Cato Journal, Regulation, Contemporary Policy Issues, and Energy Journal. And his many popular articles have been published in the New York Times, Barron's, Fortune, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Public Interest, Christian Science Monitor, National Review, New York Daily News, Dallas Morning News, and Reason.