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Please take a moment to welcome Ye Wang, Assistant Professor in Political Methodology.  Ye is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the School of Global Policy and Strategy (GPS), UC San Diego. Ye studies political methodology and comparative politics. He received a PhD from the Wilf Family Department of Politics, New York University (2021), an MA in economics from the National School of Development (NSD), Peking University (2014), and a BS in mathematics from Fudan University (2011).

As a methodologist, Ye develops statistical tools to investigate the spillover effects of policies or events in time, space, and social networks, as well as to improve the transparency of research designs and hypothesis testing. His work was awarded the John T. Williams Prize by the Society for Political Methodology in 2020. As a comparativist, Ye applies these methods to understand the role of social learning in shaping people’s views and actions under non-democratic regimes, and the interaction between contentious and electoral politics.

We look forward to Ye’s arrival this summer!

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