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In Pawned States I trace the long-term effects of international finance on state capacity and limited government. 

The book received the following recognitions: 

  • The 2023 William H. Riker Book Award (ex aequo) of the APSA Political Economy Section

  • The 2023 Best Book Award of the APSA International Collaboration Section 

  • The 2023 Gaddis Smith International Book Prize for best first book by a Yale ladder faculty member

  • The 2023 Lepgold Book Prize for best book on International Relations of the Mortara Center for International Studies at Georgetown University

Chapter 1 can be dowloaded hereYou can order a copy from Princeton University Press or Amazon

Interest rate data collected for the book are available here.

Read an overview of Pawned States on Broadstreet. 

🎶 Listen to a conversation about the book on the "New Books on Economics and History Books" podcast. 

📺 Watch an overview presentation of the book on the Financial History Network and the UCLA Burkle Center webinars.

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