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Dr. Jie Chen is University Statistician at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She has published extensively on scan statistics, applied probability, and Bayesian spatial models. She has also served as a statistical consultant on numerous collaborative projects in both the natural and social sciences. She is also a Director in Research Design and Analysis Core for the UMass Boston/Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center Partnership Program, funded by the National Institute of Health. She received the B.S. from Beijing University in 1986 and the Ph.D. in statistics from University of Connecticut in 1998.

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How Money Drives US Congressional Elections

Paper Working Paper Series | | Aug 2016

Social scientists have stubbornly held that money and election outcomes are at most weakly linked. New research provides clear evidence to the contrary.

How Money Drives US Congressional Elections: More Evidence

Paper Conference paper | | Apr 2015

“Because many interests come into play in the financing of an election campaign and then they ask you to pay back. So the election campaign should be independent from anyone who may finance it.” - Pope Francis

Poles Apart? Party Polarization and Industrial Structure in American Politics Now

Paper Conference paper | | Apr 2013

Only a few years ago, comparisons of American politics to opéra bouffe were not outrageously farfetched at least if you were not poor or sick.

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Stark New Evidence on How Money Shapes America’s Elections

Article | Aug 8, 2016

Oversights of two generations of social scientists have weakened democracy.