Christopher (Kitt) Carpenter
Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics
Professor of Public Policy and Education (Secondary Appointment), Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations
Christopher (Kitt) Carpenter is a health economist who studies the effects of public policy interventions on health behaviors, particularly in the areas of substance use and cancer screenings. He is also an expert on LGBT economic demography. His current research examines the effects of minimum legal drinking ages in the United States and other countries as well as the effects of federal funding for cancer screenings for low-income populations. His research has been continuously supported by the National Institutes of Health, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the American Cancer Society. Professor Carpenter is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and serves as Associate Editor or Editorial Board member at several journals, including Journal of Health Economics, American Journal of Health Economics, Journal of the European Economic Association, and the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. He holds courtesy appointments in Medicine, Health, & Society and the Department of Health Policy.