Political Theory Project

Emily Skarbek

Associate Professor, Research, Director of the Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Research Seminar

Biography

Emily Skarbek is Associate Research Professor in the Political Theory Project at Brown University. She earned her Ph.D. in economics from George Mason University in 2009. Her research examines civil society, governance, and history of economic thought. Her work has been published in academic journals such as Public Choice, Journal of Institutional Economics, and American Journal of Economics and Sociology. In 2014, she was awarded the annual Gordon Tullock prize for best article published in Public Choice by a junior scholar. She is also a contributing author to several books including After Katrina: The Political Economy of Disaster and Community Rebound and Hayek and the Modern World.

Awards

“The Chicago Fire of 1871: A Bottom Up Approach to Disaster Relief” Public Choice 160(1) 2014: 155-180

Winner, Gordon Tullock Prize for Best Article Published in Public Choice by Junior Scholar

Publications

Journal Articles

"Fiscal Equivalence: Principle and Predation in the Public Administration of Justice", Social Philosophy & Policy, Accepted 2020.

“Aid, Ethics, and the Samaritan’s Dilemma: Strategic Courage in Constitutional Entrepreneurship”, Journal of Institutional Economics 12(2) 2016: 371-393.

“The Chicago Fire of 1871: A Bottom Up Approach to Disaster Relief” Public Choice 160(1) 2014: 155-180

Winner, Gordon Tullock Prize for Best Article Published in Public Choice by Junior Scholar.

“Experts and Entrepreneurs” Advances in Austrian Economics 17, 2012: 99-110.

"Associations and Order in The Cultural and Political Economy of Recovery" (with P. Green) Studies in Emergent Order, 4, 2011: 69-77.

"Sweatshops and Non-Monetary Compensation: Evidence from El Salvador” (with D. Skarbek, B. Skarbek, E. Skarbek) American Journal of Economics and Sociology 71(3) 2012: 539-561

"From Promiscuity to Commitment:  Peter J. Boettke's Approach to Mentoring 'Mainline' Economists" Journal of Private Enterprise 26(1) 2011: 143-152.

"Coordinating the Reconstruction of Haiti" Journal of International Peace Operations 6(2) 2010: 25-27.

“The Context of Context: The Evolution of F.A. Hayek’s Epistemic Turn in Economics and Politics” (with P. Boettke and N. Snow). Advances in Austrian Economics 13, 2010: 69-86.

“The Political Economy of Urban Reconstruction,  Development, and Planning.” Erasmus Journal of Philosophy and Economics 2(1) 2009: 148-151.

"Remittances and Reputations of Hawala Money Transfer Systems: Self-Enforcing Exchange on an International Scale." Journal of Private Enterprise 24(1) 2008: 95-117.

“The Economics of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge” (with W. Block) Energy and Environment 18(1) 2007: 74-85.

 

Book Chapters & Book Reviews

Book Review: Adam Smith: His Life, Thought, and Legacy, Edited by Ryan Patrick Hanley. The Adam Smith Review, forthcoming.

Book Review: Institutional Diversity in Self-Governing Societies: The Bloomington School and Beyond, Edited by Filippo Sabetti and Dario Castiglione. The Independent Review, 2018, 23 (2).

Book Chapter: “F.A. Hayek and the Early Foundations of Spontaneous Order”, in F. A. Hayek and the Modern Economy: Economic Organization and Activity eds. Sandra Peart and David Levy, Palgrave 2013.

Book Chapter: “Earth, Wind, and Fire! Federalism and Incentives in Natural Disaster Response” (with A. Kashdan) in After Katrina: The Political Economy of Disaster and Community Rebound eds. Emily Chamlee-Wright and Virgil H. Storr.