Malcolm Sparrow

Professor of Practice of Public Management
Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management
Office Address
Littauer-206
Mailing Address
John F. Kennedy School of Government
Mailbox 10
79 JFK Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Contact
Phone: 617-495-8359
Fax: 617-496-6372
Email: malcolm_sparrow@Harvard.Edu
Assistant
Jennifer Valois (617-495-1339)
Malcolm Sparrow

Profile

Malcolm K. Sparrow is Professor of the Practice of Public Management at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.  He is Faculty Chair of the school’s executive program “Strategic Management of Regulatory and Enforcement Agencies.”  Professor Sparrow’s recent publications include:

The Character of Harms: Operational Challenges in Control(Cambridge University Press, 2008)

The Regulatory Craft: Controlling Risks, Solving Problems, and Managing Compliance (Brookings Press, 2000)

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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Research

For a complete list of faculty citations from 2001 - present, please visit the Harvard Kennedy School Research Report Online.

Selected Publication Citations:

  • Book Chapters
    • Sparrow, Malcolm K. "Foreword." Financial Supervision in the 21st Century. Ed. A. Joanne Kellermann, Jakob de Haan, and Femke de Vries. Springer-Verlag, 2013, v-viii.
  • Research Papers/Reports
    • Sparrow, Malcolm K. "Prevention Services Strategy Review." Final report for WorkSafeBC, British Columbia, Canada, May 29, 2013.