David Skarbek

David Skarbek

Senior Lecturer
King's College London

David Skarbek is Senior Lecturer in Political Economy at King’s College London. His research uses economics to understand issues associated with crime and incarceration. His book recently received the American Political Science Association’s 2016 William H. Riker Award, given to the best book on political economy in the previous three years. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from George Mason University.

Blog Posts

Why do gangs rule American prisons?

Before 1950, prison gangs didn’t even exist. Now, they control much of inmates’ daily lives —and not just on the inside.

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