The Yale Center for Historical Inquiry and the Social Sciences presents:
Mark Dincecco, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Michigan: “Internal Conflict, Elite Action, and State Failure: Evidence from China, 1000-1911.”
The paper is titled “Internal Conflict, Elite Action, and State Failure: Evidence from China, 1000-1911” and deals with the long-run dynamics of internal conflict, elite action over privately- versus publicly-provided security, and state development outcomes in China.
The workshop will take place from noon to 1:20 at the Head of College House at Grace Hopper College (434 College Street). You can enter the House either via the front door, which faces Harkness Hall across Cross Campus Green, or by means of the college courtyard. Both entrances are marked. An optional light lunch is available
Mark Dincecco is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Michigan. He specializes in historical political economy, the political economy of development, and international political economy. He is the author of three books and numerous journal articles. His first book is Political Transformations and Public Finances: Europe, 1650-1913 (Cambridge University Press, 2011). His second is State Capacity and Economic Development: Present and Past (Cambridge University Press, 2017). His third is From Warfare to Wealth: The Military Origins of Urban Prosperity in Europe (Cambridge University Press, 2017; coauthored). This book is the winner of the 2018 William H. Riker Best Book Award. In 2016-17, he was the Edward Teller National Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.