Welcome! I’m an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Yale University and I study the historical origins of state capacity with a focus on international economic integration.
In my article-based dissertation (NYU 2012) I examined the connection between trade and fiscal capacity growth.
In my "second project" (and first-book), I studied the consequences of external public debt for state capacity and limited government. The book, titled Pawned States: State Building in the Era of International Finance, was published with Princeton University Press in 2022. You can learn more about the book here.
Currently, I am working on a book-length project on the consequences of imperial aid on state capacity during and after colonial rule.
You can find a copy my CV here.
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