Daniel P. Carpenter
Dr. Carpenter is the Allie S. Freed Professor of Government and Director of the Center for American Political Studies (CAPS) in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University. He conducts research in American politics and political development, political economy, regulation and the history and political economy of pharmaceuticals. He often blends narrative and statistical methods in his research, trying to harness the contributions of different perspectives. He is author of The Forging of Bureaucratic Autonomy: Networks, Reputations and Policy Innovation in Executive Agencies, 1862-1928 (Princeton University Press, 2001), and Reputation and Power: Organizational Image and Pharmaceutical Regulation at the FDA (Princeton University Press, 2010). His research and writing have appeared in Studies in American Political Development, the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, the Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association, Health Affairs, Bulletin of the History of Medicine, and Archives of Internal Medicine, among other professional venues. He currently serves on the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on Scientific Standards for Modified Risk Tobacco Products. Professor Carpenter has been a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford, and has held grants from the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Alfred Sloan foundation. He currently serves as co-editor of the journal Studies in American Political Development and is co-director of Harvard’s Medications and Society Program.