Faculty Associate, Center for Political Studies
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science
Ph.D. 2009 Stanford University (Political Science)
Institute for Social Research (ISR), University of Michigan
Room 4223, 426 Thompson Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104–2321, United States
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Jowei Chen's research interests include distributive politics, executive agencies, and legislatures. He has studied how legislators' pork-barreling strategies are shaped by the electoral geography of their districts, and he has examined how government spending influences voters. He is also interested in the political control of executive agencies.
Selected publications. Please also see Jowei Chen’s Curriculum Vitae (CV)...
Chen, Jowei, Voter Partisanship and the Effect of Distributive Spending on Political Participation. American Journal of Political Science, Forthcoming.
Chen, J., The Effect of Electoral Geography on Pork Barreling in Bicameral Legislatures. American Journal of Political Science. 54(2): 301-322.
Chen, J. and N. Malhotra, The Law of k/n: The Effect of Chamber Size on Government Spending in Bicameral Legislatures. The American Political Science Review. 101(04): 657-676.
Chen, Jowei and Jonathan Rodden, Unintentional Gerrymandering: Political Geography and Electoral Bias in Legislatures. Revise and Resubmit, Quarterly Journal of Political Science.
Bonica, Adam, Jowei Chen, and Tim Johnson, Estimating the Political Ideologies of Appointed Public Bureaucrats. Revise and Resubmit, Quarterly Journal of Political Science.