Craig Carpenter

About Dr. Carpenter:

Dr. Craig Carpenter is Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist of Agricultural Economics at Texas A&M University. He received his B.A. in Political Science, Economics and Business at Kalamazoo College and his Ph.D. in Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics from Michigan State University. His research efforts focus on the use of federal administrative data to examine questions related to the interaction of race, ethnicity, veteran status, entrepreneurship, and economic growth. More recently, he began examining policy questions related to early life exposure to government programs and effects on later life labor market outcomes. His Extension efforts revolve around community an economic development.

Research Interests:

Applied microeconomics, entrepreneurship, public policy, econometrics and statistics

Selected Publications:

Carpenter, Craig Wesley, F. Carson Mencken, Charles Tolbert, and Michael Lotspeich. 2020. “Locally Owned Bank Concentration and New Business Start-Ups in Metropolitan, Micropolitan and Non-Core Rural Counties from 1970-2010.” The Review of Regional Studies, 50(1): 17-42.

Carpenter, Craig Wesley, and Scott Loveridge. 2019. “A spatial model of growth relationships and Latino-owned business.” The Annals of Regional Science, 63(3): 541-557. doi:10.1007/s00168-019-00942-x.

Carpenter, Craig Wesley, and Scott Loveridge. 2019. “Factors Associated with Latino-Owned Business Survival in the United States.” The Review of Regional Studies. 49(1): 73-97.

Carpenter, Craig Wesley, David Anderson, and Rebekka Dudensing. 2019. “The Effects of Oil Drilling on Local Human Capital Investment.” Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 51(2): 199-218.

Carpenter, Craig Wesley, and Scott Loveridge. 2019. “Business, Owner, and Regional Characteristics in Latino-owned Business Growth: An Empirical Analysis Using Confidential Census Microdata.” International Regional Science Review. Forthcoming in print.

Carpenter, Craig Wesley, and Scott Loveridge. 2018. “Differences between Latino-Owned Businesses and White, Black, or Asian-Owned Businesses: Evidence from Census Microdata.” Economic Development Quarterly. 32(3): 225-241.

Curriculum Vitae

PhD Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics, Michigan State University

2124 TAMU College Station, TX 77843-2124