Christopher L. Carter

PhD candidate in political science
University of California, Berkeley


I am a PhD candidate in Political Science and Research Associate at the Center on the Politics of Development at the University of California, Berkeley. In my book project, I examine the causes as well as the political and social effects of the delegation of political authority to indigenous groups in the Americas. I also have published or have forthcoming work on local governance in Latin America, methods for causal inference, and the regulation of gig economy labor in the United States. All of my work employs a multi-method approach, using experimental and natural experimental data as well as ethnographic and archival research.

My CV can be found here.

Prior to coming to Berkeley, I completed a Master's in Latin American Studies at the University of Cambridge as a Gates-Cambridge scholar. I also hold a B.A. in Political Science and History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where I studied as a Morehead-Cain scholar.

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