Peter McHenry is Associate Professor of Economics and Public Policy at William & Mary. He is a labor economist with a B.S. from Vanderbilt University and a Ph.D. from Yale University. McHenry's research connects labor markets with the locations where they operate. His published work includes articles about household migration behavior, the influence of location choices on racial and ethnic wage gaps, and the responses of native-born youth to local immigration flows.
McHenry has also studied higher education institutions. With coauthors, he has criticized how colleges tout their local economic impacts and has estimated the relationship between the United States college attendance rate and the average preparedness of college attendees. In addition to his scholarly work, McHenry is a frequent media commentator on labor economics issues.