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Jowei Chen


Jowei Chen was a National Fellow for the 2013-14 academic year.

He is an assistant professor at the University of Michigan in the Department of Political Science and a faculty associate at the Center for Political Studies His research examines distributive spending, bureaucratic politics, redistricting, and legislatures. His work has been published in the American Journal of Political Science, the American Political Science Review, and the Quarterly Journal of Political Science.

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Recent Commentary

Why House Republicans Don’t Need the Gerrymander

by Jowei Chen, Jonathan Roddenvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Commissions can redraw district lines all they like. The GOP would almost certainly retain a majority in the House.

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Don't Blame the Maps

by Jonathan Rodden, Jowei Chenvia New York Times
Monday, January 27, 2014