Pawned States: State Building in the Era of International Finance
Economic History of the Western World Series, Princeton University Press
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 (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.
From Mercantilism to Free Trade: A History of Fiscal Capacity Building. 2015. Quarterly Journal of Political Science.
The Non-Democratic Origins of Income Taxation (with Isabela Mares). 2015. Comparative Political Studies.
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.