Henry Rosovsky

Professor Emeritus, Harvard University

Henry Rosovsky, is the Geyser University Professor Emeritus at Harvard University. His fields are economic history, Japanese economic growth, and higher education. He served as Chairman of the Economics Department at Harvard from 1969 to 1972, as Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences from 1973 to 1984, and again from 1990 to 1991. He was also a member of the Harvard Corporation (“Fellow of Harvard College”) from 1985 to 1997, and Acting President in 1987. In 2000 he co-chaired the Task Force On Higher Education and Society sponsored by the World Bank and UNESCO. Its report was published as Higher Education in Developing Countries: Peril and Promise. Rosovsky is the author and editor of numerous books and articles on Japanese and Asian economic development. His publications on higher education include The University: An Owner’s Manual (1990).