Senior Lecturer in Political Economy @ King's College London

David Skarbek

King's College London

Department of Political Economy

Strand Building, 2nd Floor

London WC2R 2LS​

​​​david.skarbek@kcl.ac.uk

David Skarbek

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I use comparative institutional analysis to examine how extralegal governance institutions form, operate, and evolve. My current project explains the operation of criminal institutions within prisons globally and draws on a wide range of qualitative and quantitative sources. My work has appeared in both economics and political science journals, including the American Political Science Review and the Journal of Law, Economics, & Organization