Dr Michael Henry

Dr Michael Henry

The Department of Economics
Senior Lecturer in Economics
Director of MSc. International Economics and Development Economics and Economic Policy (including Admissions)

Contact details

Department of Economics
University of Birmingham
JG Smith Building
B15 2TT


  • BSc. (Hons) Economics (UWI, Trinidad) 
  • MSc. Economics (UWI, Trinidad) 
  • PhD Economics (Nottingham)

Postgraduate supervision

Michael Henry’s research interests cover empirical analyses of productivity and labour market effects of trade and investment liberalisation in developed and developing countries, both at the macro and microeconomic levels. Additionally, his work involves the utilisation of household-level data to investigate issues such as youth unemployment, poverty and inequality, and the evaluation of conditional cash transfer programmes.


Recent publications


Chakraborty, P & Henry, M 2019, 'Chinese competition and product variety of Indian firms', Journal of Comparative Economics, vol. 47, no. 2, pp. 367-395. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jce.2018.12.003

Henry, M, Spencer, N & Strobl, E 2019, 'The impact of tropical storms on households: evidence from panel data on consumption', Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics. https://doi.org/10.1111/obes.12328

Henry, M, Kneller, R, Milner, C & Girma, S 2012, 'Do Natural Barriers Affect the Relationship Between Trade Openness and Growth?', Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, vol. 74, no. 1, pp. 1-19. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0084.2011.00636.x

Gorg, H, Henry, M, Strobl, E & Walsh, F 2009, 'Multinational companies, backward linkages, and labour demand elasticities', Canadian Journal of Economics/Revue Canadienne d`Economique, vol. 42, no. 1, pp. 332-348. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-5982.2008.01510.x

Henry, M, Kneller, R & Milner, C 2009, 'Trade, technology transfer and national efficiency in developing countries', European Economic Review, vol. 53, no. 2, pp. 237-254. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.euroecorev.2008.05.001

Goerg, H, Henry, M & Strobl, E 2008, 'Grant support and exporting activity', The Review of Economics and Statistics, vol. 90, no. 1, pp. 168-174. https://doi.org/10.1162/rest.90.1.168

Review article

Henry, M 2007, 'Formulating trade policy in a small hydrocarbon-dependent economy: The case of Trinidad and Tobago', World Economy, vol. 30, no. 8, pp. 1222-1252. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9701.2007.01057.x

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