David Skarbek

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Brown University

United States
Research Profile

Political Economy, Governance, Crime, Prison, Gangs


"Covenants without the Sword? Comparing Prison Self-Governance Globally" American Political Science Review 110(4) 2016: 845-862.

The Social Order of the Underworld: How Prison Gangs Govern the American Penal System. Oxford University Press, 2014.

"Prison Gangs, Norms, and Organizations" Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 82(1) 2012: 96-109.

"Governance and Prison Gangs" American Political Science Review 105(4) 2011: 702-716.

"Putting the "Con" into Constitutions: The Economics of Prison Gangs" The Journal of Law, Economics, & Organization 26(2) 2010: 183-211.