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Sparrow is Professor of the Practice of Public Management at
Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government. He is Faculty Chair
of the schools executive programs on regulation and enforcement,
corruption control, policing, and counter-terrorism. In March 2010
he was appointed by President Barack Obama to the Recovery
Independent Advisory Panel, to advise the Recovery Board on
protecting the integrity of the economic stimulus package.
Professor Sparrow's recent publications include:
Character of Harms: Operational Challenges in Control(Cambridge
University Press, 2008)
Regulatory Craft: Controlling Risks, Solving Problems, and Managing
License to Steal: How Fraud Bleeds America's
Health Care System (Westview Press, 2000).
He served 10 years with the British
Police Service, rising to the rank of Detective Chief Inspector. He
has conducted internal affairs investigations, commanded a tactical
firearms unit, and has extensive experience with criminal
investigation. His research interests include regulatory and
enforcement strategy, fraud control, corruption control, and
operational risk management. He is also a patent-holding inventor
in the area of computerized fingerprint analysis and is dead
serious at tennis. He holds an MA in mathematics from Cambridge
University, an MPA from the Kennedy School, and a PhD in Applied
Mathematics from Kent University at Canterbury.
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For a complete list of faculty citations from 2001 - present, please visit the Harvard Kennedy School Research Report Online.
Selected Publication Citations:
- Academic Journal/Scholarly Articles
Sparrow, Malcolm K. "Crime Reduction through a Regulatory Approach:
Joining the Regulatory Fold." Criminology & Public
Policy 11.2 (May 2012): 345-359.
- Book Chapters
Sparrow, Malcolm K. "Unravelling a Risk-Management Challenge."
Ports in a Storm: Public Management in a Turbulent World.
Ed. John D. Donahue and Mark H. Moore. Brookings Institution Press,