Research


The Historical Origins of Territorial Claims  (2016) w/ David Carter 

          Forthcoming in The American Political Science Review


Time is Power: The Non-Institutional Sources of Stability in Autocracies  (2016) w/ Carlos Velasco-Rivera
         Forthcoming in The Journal of Politics


The Economic Origins of the Territorial State  (2016) 
         
Forthcoming in International Organization



Working Papers 


The Roots of the Industrial Revolution Institutions or (Socially Embodied) Know-How? (2015) w/ Carles Boix


An Institutional Common Score of National Constitutions (2015) w/ Michael Barber 


The Resource Curse in the Long-Run: Evidence From European Coal Mining Regions in the 19th Century (2015) w/ Elena Esposito  


Conflict, Cooperation, and Exit: a Mechanism Design Approach to the Origins of the State (2015) w/ Jee Seon Jeon


Parliaments, War, & Commerce (2015) w/ Carles Boix




Book Project:                Production, Predation, and the Origins of the Territorial State



Awards

Ernst Haas Best Dissertation Award from the APSA European Politics and Society Section - 2015

The Society for Political Methodology Best Poster Award - 2013














Scott F Abramson


I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Rochester.  I received my PhD from the Department of Politics at Princeton University in 2015 and was a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute for AY 2014-2015.  You can contact me at sabramso@ur.rochester.edu