Jonathan N. Katz, California Institute of Technology

Humanities and Social Sciences Professor Pasadena, California jkatz@caltech.edu

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Jonathan N. Katz is the Kay Sugahara Professor of Social Sciences and Statistics and Chair of the Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the California Institute of Technology. (A division chair is the Caltech equivalent of dean at other universities.).

Katz’s work on methods ...


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Bio/Research

Jonathan N. Katz is the Kay Sugahara Professor of Social Sciences and Statistics and Chair of the Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the California Institute of Technology. (A division chair is the Caltech equivalent of dean at other universities.).

Katz’s work on methods for time-series cross-sectional data, such as used in comparative political economy and international relations, has been highly influential, now appearing in textbooks and widely used statistical analysis software. His research on redistricting and other aspects on elections besides appearing in scholarly journals has been cited in several legal cases including a Supreme Court decision.

Katz is currently the co-editor of Political Analysis, the journal with the highest impact factor in political science according to ISI, and the editor for quantitative methods at the Political Science Network (PSN). He serves on the editorial board of four other journals. He serves as co-director of the Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project and is a member of the University Advisory Council of the Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) in South Korea.


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