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.
Jowei moved to Michigan in 2009 after finishing graduate school at Stanford. He is a native of southeastern Tennessee.
Ph.D. and M.S., Stanford University; B.A., Yale University
Democracy’s Denominator: How Citizenship-based Redistricting Impacts Racial Minority Voters