​Scott F Abramson

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


I will be on leave at the Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice AY 2018-19. 


Published Research



The Evolution of National Constitutions (2019) The Quarterly Journal of Political Science (with Michael Barber)


The Economic Origins of the Territorial State  (2017)  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)


Endogenous Parliaments: The Domestic and International Roots of Long-Term Economic Growth and Executive Constraints in Europe

w/ Carles Boix (Accepted at ​International Organization)


Working Papers


Coal, Early Industrialization, and the Persistence of Left-Wing Partisianship w/ Elena Esposito (R&R at The American Journal of Political Science)


Hegemonic Stability and the Emergence of Border Disputes w/ David Carter (R&R at ​International Organization)

The Economic Effects of Leaders' Economic Interests: Evidence from Election By Lot in the Florentine Republic (R&R at The Journal of Politics )

Learning About Growth and Democracy (w/ Sergio Montero) (Under Review)


The Construction of Political Order w/ Emiel Awad and Brenton Kenkel (Under Review)


A Revolution of Rights in American Founding Documents w/ Michael Barber and Jeremey Pope (Under Review)

Appendix


A Variance Decomposition Approach for Bounding Neighborhood Effects w/ Anderson Frey (Under Review)


Coal, Gender and Education: A Resource Curse in the Long-Run  w/ Elena Esposito 


Parliaments, War, & Commerce  w/ Carles Boix


Book Project:    The Economic Origins of the National State



Awards


Robert O. Keohane Award for best article in International Organization by a junior scholar - 2017

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

The Society for Political Methodology Best Poster Award - 2013