Florian Hollenbach received his PhD in political science from Duke University in May 2015. During the 2014/2015 academic year, he was a fellow at the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance at Princeton University. His substantive research focuses on the political economy of state capacity and state development, specifically the development of fiscal capacity and taxation in authoritarian regimes. He is currently working on multiple manuscripts that investigate the origins of fiscal capacity in non-democracies and the consequences of variations in fiscal capacity for democratic politics. In addition, he works extensively in political methodology, specifically Bayesian and spatial statistics.