Christopher Carrigan

Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Public Administration


Christopher Carrigan is an assistant professor at the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration at George Washington University where he teaches courses on microeconomics and applied statistics. His research is focused on how political influences, social forces, and organizational characteristics interact to shape outcomes at government agencies. Currently, Professor Carrigan is analyzing the extent to which locating non-regulatory functions with regulators affects both behavior at and performance of these organizations. His work has been published or is forthcoming in the Annual Review of Political Science as well as edited volumes assessing regulatory capture and investigating disasters in regulated industries. Professor Carrigan holds a PhD in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School, an MBA from the University of Chicago, and a BA in economics from Davidson College. He joined the Trachtenberg School from the University of Pennsylvania Law School where he was the Regulation Fellow at the Penn Program on Regulation. Previously, Professor Carrigan worked as a director at two economic consulting firms and a manager at a large financial services company.

Christopher Michael Carrigan CV


What's wrong with the back of the envelope? A call for simple (and timely) benefit–cost analysis, Chris Carrigan & Stuart Shapiro in Regulation & Governance, Vol. 10, No. 1, April 2016

Does Regulation Kill Jobs? by: Cary Coglianese (Editor) , Adam M. Finkel (Editor) , Christopher Carrigan (Editor), January 2014