Research


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


The Historical Origins of Territorial Claims  (2016)  The American Political Science Review  (with David Carter)


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



Working Papers 


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


Parliaments, War, & Commerce  w/ Carles Boix


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


The Economic Effects of Leaders' Economic Interests: Evidence from Election By Lot in the Florentine Republic. 


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


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


Scaling the Founding: Identifying Latent Dimensions in the American Colonial Constitutions w/ Michael Barber and Jeremey Pope. 


Systemic Uncertainty and the Emergence of Border Disputes w/ David Carter










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