- Discipline: Political Economy
- Organization: Duke University
Professor Skarbek is the Searle Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Duke University.His research focuses on applied microeconomics, political economy, and institutions. His research has appeared in numerous academic journals including the American Political Science Review, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Journal of Law, Economics, & Organization, Social Choice & Welfare, and American Journal of Economics & Sociology. He learned the economic way of thinking at San Jose State University, where he received the James F. Willis Award for Excellence in Economics. In 2010, he earned a Ph.D. in Economics from George Mason University.