David Stasavage is an Associate Professor in the Department of Politics at New York University. Previously, he taught at the London School of Economics. Prof. Stasavage is the author of Public Debt and the Birth of the Democratic State: France and Great Britain, 1688-1789 (Cambridge University Press, 2003). Other publications include articles in the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, International Organization, the Economic Journal, and the European Review of Economic History.
Research interests include the effect of mass warfare on demands for progressive taxation, religiosity and preferences for redistribution, transparency in government, political representation and public credit in Medieval and Early Modern Europe, and democracy and primary education in Africa. Dr. Stasavage has been awarded fellowships and grants from the British Academy and the Economic and Social Research Council (UK). He is an Associate Editor of International Organization and a recipient of the American Political Science Association’s Franklin L. Burdette award.