Errata in Published and Unpublished Papers

Dan Carpenter, Department of Government, Harvard University

January 2005


Try though I might to avoid them, I make my fair share of mistakes. I don't know whether my error rate is more or less than that of other scholars, but I do know that it is above zero. Since my scholarship tends to combine historical research and philosophical inquiry with statistical analysis and mathematical modeling, the number of dimensions on which I can screw up is even higher than that for most writers (!). In the interests of full disclosure and towards historical and scientific progress, I am creating this page in order to identify the errors that I know about (and that others have informed me of) in my published research.

Over the coming months, I will produce a set of documents that lay out and attempt to correct the errors (if indeed they are correctable) in my published research. Stay tuned.