Emily Skarbek

I'm Lecturer in Political Economy at King's College LondonMy research examines the role of voluntary associations in solving complex public goods problems after natural disasters. My empirical approach is three-pronged, drawing on archives, historical sources, and field-work following large-scale natural disasters. In addition, I have a passion for the history of economic thought, which I believe can play a key role in advancing contemporary debates.


I received a PhD in Economics from George Mason University. I was previously an Assistant Professor at San Jose State University and a Fellow at the Center for History of Political Economy at Duke University.


I blog at EconLog, one of the world's leading economics blogs, and you can follow me on twitter @EmilySkarbek.