Dr. Storr has written extensively on how culture shapes economic decisions and outcomes.
His first book, Enterprising Slaves & Master Pirates, is an interdisciplinary account of economic life in the Bahamas. The Bahamas’ economic story is an interesting tale, full of vibrant color—a story of short-lived booms followed by protracted busts, where discussions of economic success force us to mention fanciful figures such as the pirates Blackbeard and Calico Jack, and where accounts of economic woe, such as the collapse of the cotton market, are punctuated by descriptions of the clamor of Sunday markets or the unique practice of selfhire.
See also his “All We’ve Learnt: Colonial Teachings and Caribbean Underdevelopment” (Journal des Economistes et des Etudes Humaines), “Post Classical Political Economy: Polity, Society and Economy in Weber, Mises and Hayek” with Peter J. Boettke (American Journal of Economics and Sociology), “Weber’s Spirit of Capitalism and the Bahamas’ Junkanoo Ethic” (Review of Austrian Economics), “Subalternity and Entrepreneurship: Tales of marginalized but enterprising characters, oppressive settings and haunting plots” with Bridget Butkevich (International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation) and “Schutz on meaning and culture” (Review of Austrian Economics).
Dr. Storr’s Understanding the Culture of Markets will published by Routledge this fall.