Christopher Paik

HiCN Working Papers Series


Constraining the Samurai: Rebellion and Taxation in Early Modern Japan

Christopher Paik,  Abbey Steele,  Seiki Tanaka

War is central to state formation, in part because it precipitates new and higher taxes. But what happens in the absence of war? In this […]


State and Development: A Historical Study of Europe from 0 AD to 2000 AD

Christopher Paik,  S.P. Harish

State presence and longevity have long been associated with growth and development, and yet analyzing their relationship remains challenging as both the length of state […]


Political Mobilization in Tibet

Christopher Paik, 

This paper aims to investigate the root of ongoing conflict between China and Tibetan regions for independence. By using the data collected from waves of […]