Mark Dincecco is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan. His research analyzes the long-run historical determinants of the political and economic development patterns that we observe today, with a focus on Europe and Eurasia. Dincecco is the author of numerous peer-reviewed articles and three books including Political Transformations and Public Finances: Europe, 1650-1913 (Cambridge 2011) and State Capacity and Economic Development: Present and Past (Cambridge 2017). His most recent book is From Warfare to Wealth: The Military Origins of Urban Prosperity in Europe (Cambridge 2017, with Massimiliano Onorato). This book won the 2018 William H. Riker Best Book Award. In 2016-17, Dincecco was the Edward Teller National Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.