Paige Marta Skiba has conducted innovative research in behavioral law and economics and commercial law. Her current research focuses on the causes and consequences of borrowing on high-interest credit, such as payday loans, auto-title loans and pawnshops, and labor arbitration. She has received numerous research grants and fellowships from institutions such as the National Science Foundation, the Russell Sage Foundation, the National Institute on Aging, the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, the Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance, and the Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy.
Professor Skiba serves on the board of the American Law and Economics Association and the Society for Empirical Legal Studies. Professor Skiba has spearheaded the Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee for the American Law and Economics Association in her time on the board. She is also currently chair of the Association of American Law Schools’ Law and Economic Section.
She has been a visiting scholar at the London School of Economics, Universite Paris Nanterre, Montana State University, and the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment at the University of California, Berkeley. She earned her Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2007.
Skiba teaches Bankruptcy and Behavioral Law and Economics to J.D. students. She also teaches Law and Economics, Behavioral Law and Economics, and Econometrics for Legal Research in the Ph.D. Program in Law and Economics. She has served on more than a dozen students’ Ph.D. dissertation committees at Vanderbilt, all of whom have secured academic or industry positions immediately after graduation.
Behavioral economics, applied microeconomics, law and economics, banking and finance
Behavioral Law and Economics I
Behavioral Law and Economics II
Econometrics for Legal Research
Law and Economics Theory I