Henry Thomson

    Former Visiting Fellow

Henry Thomson  is a former visiting fellow with the Mercatus Center's Program on Pluralism and Civil Exchange. Dr. Thomson is also a political economist in the School of Politics and Global Studies at Arizona State University. His book, Food and Power: Regime Type, Agricultural Policy and Regime Stability was published by Cambridge University Press in 2019.

Dr. Thomson’s research at Mercatus focuses on economic nationalism.

Dr. Thomson has a Ph.D. in Political Science and an M.S. in Applied Economics from the University of Minnesota, an M.A. in International Relations from Freie Universität in Berlin, and a B.A. in Political Science & German from Victoria University of Wellington.

Fellowship focus: 

  • The rise of economic nationalism in the age of prosperity
  • Political and economic realignments that advance economic nationalism
  • Economic nationalism in practice from the Trump and Biden Administrations
  • Ideas for overcoming economic nationalism and advancing economic liberalism