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Pawned States: State Building in the Era of International Finance

Economic History of the Western World Series, Princeton University Press

August 2022

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Do Gains in Political Representation Sweeten Tax Reform in China? It Depends on Who You Ask (with Jay Kao and Xiaobo Lü). 2022. Political Science Research & Methods.

Working paper version with Appendix here


The Divide Over Independence: Explaining Preferences for Secession in an Advanced Open Economy (with María José Hierro). 2021. American Journal of Political Science.

Extended summary at the AJPS website

IEA Award to the best academic journal article on territorial politics, 2021.


Fiscal Innovation in Nondemocratic Regimes: Elites and the adoption of the Prussian income taxes of the 1890s (with Isabela Mares). 2020. Explorations in Economic History.

War, International Finance, and Fiscal Capacity in the Long Run. 2019. International Organization.


Protection not for Sale, but for Tax Compliance. 2017. International Studies Quarterly.

[Supplementary Materials]


From Mercantilism to Free Trade: A History of Fiscal Capacity Building. 2015. Quarterly Journal of Political Science.

[Supplementary Materials]


The Non-Democratic Origins of Income Taxation (with Isabela Mares). 2015. Comparative Political Studies.

         [Online Appendix]


You can find a summary at the LSE British Politics and Policy blog.


Spatial Voting in Spain: Testing Competing Models. 2012. South European Politics and Society (as part of a Special Issues on Spanish politics). Reprinted in Voters and Parties in the Spanish Political Space, edited by Ignacio Sánchez-Cuenca and Elias Dinas. 2013. London: Routdlege.

Economic Voting in Multitiered Polities. 2012. Electoral Studies.



Book review of  "The Making of a Fiscal-Military State in Post-Revolutionary France. By Jerome Greenfield. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2022" in the Journal of Economic History. 2023.

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