Daniel Carpenter

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Daniel
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Carpenter
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Allie S. Freed Professor of Government
Harvard University Department of Government
Director, Center for American Political Studies
Faculty of Arts and Sciences

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Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Daniel Carpenter is Allie S. Freed Professor of Government and Director of the Center for American Political Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University. For the 2011-2012 academic year, he was a Walter Channing Cabot Faculty Fellow at Harvard, and a visiting researcher at the Institut d'Études Politiques at the Université de Strasbourg in France. Dr. Carpenter mixes theoretical, historical, statistical and mathematical analyses to examine the development of political institutions, particularly in the United States. He focuses upon public bureaucracies and government regulation, particularly regulation of health and financial products. His recent book on pharmaceutical regulation in the United States, Reputation and Power: Organizational Image and Pharmaceutical Regulation at the FDA (Princeton 2010) received the 2011 Allan Sharlin Memorial Award from the Social Science History Association. At Harvard, Dr. Carpenter also serves on the Instructional Committee for Global Health and Health Policy (GHHP). View his faculty web page here.