Dr. Craig Carpenter is an Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist in Community Economics and Business Development. He is located in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Texas A&M University. Dr. Carpenter’s research expertise includes the interaction of race, ethnicity, entrepreneurship, and economic growth. He uses limited-access federal administrative data on millions of businesses to conduct much of his research at the Texas Federal Statistical Research Data Center. His professional affiliations include the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, the Regional Science Association International, the Mid-Continent Regional Science Association, and the National Association of Community Development and Extension Professionals.
Dr. Carpenter has a B.A. in Political Science, Economics and Business from Kalamazoo College and a Ph.D. in Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics from Michigan State University. His major field was economic development with a focus in applied econometrics.
Special focus: community economic development, community business development, community systems for entrepreneurship development and support