Didac Queralt is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Yale University. His research examines the historical political economy of fiscal institutions from three different angles: war, trade, and external finance. He is the author of Pawned States: State Building in the Era of International Finance (Princeton University Press, 2022) and his research has been featured in the American Journal of Political Science, International Organization, Explorations in Economic History, Quarterly Journal of Political Science, and Comparative Political Studies, among other.