Research fields :
_ American Political Institutions
_ Taiwanese Legislative and Bureaucratic Politics
_ Comparative Political Institutions
_ Game Theory, and Methodology
Dr. Chiou is Research Fellow at IPSAS. He received his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 2005, and joined at the end of 2005. One of his main research interests focuses on theoretical and empirical studies of the U.S. Congress and Taiwanese legislature. Major topics include legislative productivity and gridlock, the interplay between party discipline and the effects of filibustering, and the institutional choices of the filibusters. Another main interest is in ideal point estimation. He develops new statistical models to simultaneously estimate party pressure, party effects, and ideological preferences. It is expected that the research approaches in the study of filibustering and ideal point estimation can be applied to cross-national legislative settings.