I’m an Assistant Professor of Political Theory, Research in the Political Theory Project at Brown University. My research examines governance and voluntary associations’ role in solving complex problems after natural disasters. My empirical work uses a range of data from archives, historical sources, and field-work following large-scale natural disasters. I am also interested in the history of economic thought and how understanding intellectual history can inform and advance contemporary debates in political economy. 


Prior to joining Brown I was an Assistant Professor of Economics at San Jose State University, a Fellow at the Center for History of Political Economy at Duke University, and a tenured faculty member in the Department of Political Economy at King's College London.


I occasionally blog at EconLog, and you can follow me on twitter @EmilySkarbek.   

Emily Skarbek