David Skarbek

Brown University

Department of Political Science

& ​Political Theory Project

Senior Lecturer in Political Economy @ King's College London

David Skarbek

I study the political economy of institutions and institutional change, with a focus on collective action, norms, and ethnic conflict. My current project explains the operation of informal institutions within prisons globally. My work has appeared in both economics and political science journals, including the American Political Science Review and the Journal of Law, Economics, & Organization