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Education

B.A. Beloit College, M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics, George Mason University

Courses Taught

Principles of Economics, Comparative Economic Systems, Austrian School Economics, Business Management

Research Interests

Her research focuses on how communities overcome the collective action problem following disaster.

Publications

Books:

Community Revival in the Wake of Disaster Lessons in Local Entrepreneurship. (with Virgil Henry Storr and Stefanie Haeffele-Balch). Palgrave Macmillan. October 2015.

Culture and Economic Action. (eds. with Virgil Henry Storr). Northampton: Edward Elgar. June 2015.

Journal articles:

“Entrepreneurs drive community revival in the wake of disaster,” (with Virgil Henry Storr and Stefanie Haeffele-Balch). The Review of Austrian Economics 31(4) 2018: 479-484.

“School Choice and Charter Schools in Review: What Have We Learned?” (with Devin Anderson*). The Journal of Private Enterprise 33(4) 2018: 21-44.

“Navigating Disaster: An Empirical Study of Federal Assistance following Hurricane Sandy,” (with Rosemarie Fike and Virgil Henry Storr). The Eastern Economic Journal 44(4) 2018: 576-593.

“Embedded entrepreneurs and post-disaster recovery” (with Virgil Henry Storr). Entrepreneurship and Regional Development 30(7-8) 2018: 800-821.

“Polycentric orders and post-disaster recovery: a case study of one Orthodox Jewish community following Hurricane Sandy,” (with Virgil Henry Storr and Stefanie Haeffele-Balch). Journal of Institutional Economics 13(4) 2017: 875-897.

“Social capital and social learning after Hurricane Sandy,” (with Virgil Henry Storr and Stefanie Haeffele-Balch). The Review of Austrian Economics 30(4) 2017: 447-467.

“Cultivating the liberally educated mind through a signature program,” (with Emily Chamlee-Wright and Josh Hall). The Journal of Economic Education 48(1) 2017: 34-44.

“The capacity for self-governance and post-disaster resiliency,” (with Virgil Henry Storr). The Review of Austrian Economics 27(3) 2014: 301-324.

Book chapters:

“The What, How, and Why of Bottom-Up Rebuilding and Recovery After Natural Disaster,” in The Potential for Bottom-up Responses to Crisis, (eds.) Virgil Henry Storr and Stefanie Haeffele. Mercatus Studies in Political and Social Economy. New York: Palgrave McMillan. 2020: 13-28.

“The Rules of the Game and Post-Disaster Rebuilding and Recovery,” in The Need for Government Responses to Crisis, (eds.) Virgil Henry Storr and Stefanie Haeffele. Mercatus Studies in Political and Social Economy. New York: Palgrave McMillan. 2020: 13-25.

“The Organizational Evolution of the American National Red Cross: An Austrian and Bloomington Approach to Organizational Growth and Expansion,” (with Stefanie Haeffele-Balch and ErikaGrace Davies) in Advances in Austrian Economics: The Austrian and Bloomington Schools of Political Economy, (eds.) Paul Dragos Aligica, Paul A. Lewis, and Virgil Henry Storr. Emerald Group. 2017: 103-119.

“Towards a culturally-aware economics,” in The Annual Proceedings of the Wealth and Well-Being of Nations Vol. 9, Bourgeois Virtues and the Great Enrichment: The Ideas and Influence of Deirdre Nansen McCloskey, (ed.) Warren Palmer. Beloit College Press. 2017: 167-187.

“The role of culture in economic action,” (with Virgil Henry Storr) in Advances in Austrian Economics Vol. 19, (eds.) Christopher J. Coyne and Virgil H. Storr. Emerald Group. 2015: 21-46.

 

“Communities of liberal learning as social spaces,” (with Virgil Henry Storr) in Liberal Learning and the Art of Self-Governance, (ed.) Emily Chamlee-Wright. Routledge. 2015.

“The role of culture in the persistence of traditional leadership: evidence from KwaZulu Natal, South Africa,” in Culture and Economic Action, (eds.) Laura E. Grube and Virgil Henry Storr. Northampton: Edward Elgar. 2015: 375-397.

Laura Grube

Associate Professor

 Email: grubel@beloit.edu  Phone: 608-363-2376   Room 1, Campbell Hall

Professor Grube teaches a range of courses in the Economics and Business Department, including Principles of Economics, Comparative Economic Systems, Austrian School Economics, and Business Management. She enjoys introducing students to economic ideas, as well as helping them (later on in their coursework) think about various career paths. 

In addition to her teaching, Professor Grube organizes the annual “Econ Day” alumni and career development opportunity. She and Brian Morello, CELEB Director, co-advise Belmark Associates, a student-run market research group. Professor Grube leads the Business and Entrepreneurship Career Channel. She is the faculty representative on the Beloit College Alumni Board (class of 2008). 

She is interested in community development, culture and economics, and Austrian School Economics. After graduating from Beloit College, Professor Grube worked with the Free Market Foundation of Southern Africa (Johannesburg, South Africa) as a Fulbright Student. Additionally, she was a business analyst at Deloitte Consulting and senior business analyst at Perficient, Inc.

Her website is: https://www.lauraegrube.com/

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