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Paige Marta Skiba

Professor Paige Marta Skiba


Professor Paige Marta Skiba has conducted innovative research in the area of behavioral law and economics and commercial law, particularly on topics related to her economics dissertation, "Behavior in High-Interest Credit Markets." (Read more)

Presentations and Conferences


February 13: Law and Economics Workshop at the University of Virginia Law School, Charlottesville, VA

January 16: Law and Economics Colloquium at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto

January 6: Association of American Law Schools 112th Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA


November 20: Law and Economics Workshop, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

October 27: Behavioral Economics Roundtable at Vanderbilt Law School, Nashville, TN 

May 20: 30-Year Anniversary of Behavioral Economics at University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA  


March 4: National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc., Discussant at the Law and Economics Program Meeting, Cambridge, MA


December 1: Department of Economics, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA

September 18: Keynote address at Financial Reform After the Crisis, New York University, New York, NY


Columbia University Law School, Law and Economics Workshop, New York, NY
Behavioral and Experimental Law and Economics Conference, London
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Field Hearing on Payday Loans, Panel Member, Nashville, TN
American Economic Association Meetings, Philadelphia, PA


Wharton School of Business, Philadelphia, PA 
University of North Carolina at Charlotte Economics Department, Charlotte, NC
Conference on Empirical Legal Studies, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
International Banking, Economics and Finance Association Meetings, Seattle, WA
Northwestern Law School, Chicago, IL
American Law and Economics Association Meetings, Nashville, TN
Murphy Institute, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 

What's New

Professor Skiba presented her research on payday loans April 12 at Contemporary Challenges in Law, Economics and Conflict, the inaugural conference of the Cornell Research Academy of Development, Law and Economics, an interdisciplinary initiative based at Cornell University. 

Professor Skiba was invited by The Atlantic to provide a response to their May cover story on shrinking middle-class wealth. Professor Skiba's response on the increase of credit products, specifically payday loans, and the impact that has on consumers is available online. (April 21, 2016)

NBC’s Today reported on the large Powerball jackpot that had not yet been won. The report mentioned Professor Skiba's study that found lottery winners are twice as likely to declare bankruptcy as nonwinners. The story ran on NBC, ABC and FOX affiliates around the country. (January 11, 2016)

Professor Skiba is interviewed by The Atlantic about her research on payday loans and their impact on borrowers. (November 5, 2015)

Professor Skiba recently wrote about U.S. tax rebates and payday loan borrowers for The London School of Economics American Politics and Policy blog. (April 15, 2015)

Professor Skiba's research on auto title loans is featured in The Washington Post . (December 29, 2014)

Professor Skiba participated in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's field hearing on payday loans on Tuesday, March 25, 2014.

Professor Skiba is interviewed about the choices and behaviors of lottery winners on SuperQuark by RAI-Italian National Television. [Watch the video] (July 18, 2013)

Professor Skiba is interviewed about pricey car title loans on The Street. [Watch the video] (April 16, 2013)

Vanderbilt Law School hosted a panel discussion to address access to capital and consumer lending abuses in Nashville’s low-income neighborhoods. Featuring speakers from Nashville’s banking, finance and legal communities, the panel discussed the devastating economic consequences that modern payday lending and other forms of consumer loans have on the working poor, and considered possible legislative solutions to the problems faced by underbanked populations. The panel discussion was moderated by VLS Professor Paige Marta Skiba. (March 26, 2013)

Professor Skiba was a guest blogger on (February 26, 2013)

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