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Heath L. Henderson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Economics

Originally from Rochester, MN, Heath attended graduate school at American University in Washington, DC where he received a PhD in economics and an MA in international politics. Before coming to Drake University, Heath was a research fellow in the Office of Strategic Planning and Development Effectiveness at the Inter-American Development Bank.

Heath's research interests include development economics, econometrics, and computational economics. Much of his research to date has examined equity-efficiency tradeoffs in the distribution of agricultural landholdings in developing countries. He also conducts econometric research, most of which focuses on information-theoretic methods of inference. His work has been published in American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Economics, and Journal of Development Studies, among other places.

Contact Information

Phone: 515-271-2898
Mailing Address:
    2507 University Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50311
Office: Aliber Hall


  • Ph.D., Economics, American University
  • M.A., International Affairs, American University
  • B.B.A., General Business, Belmont University

Areas of Expertise

  • Development Economics