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Jowei Chen

Research Associate Professor


Research Associate Professor, Center for Political Studies
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science


Ph.D. 2009 Stanford University (Political Science)


Jowei Chen’s Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Jowei Chen’s Personal Website



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.


Institute for Social Research (ISR), University of Michigan
Room 4459, 426 Thompson Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104–2321, United States

Phone: 734–615–9886
Fax: 734–764–3341
Email: [email protected]

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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.