Francis Shen

Prof. Shen’s Research on Inequality in Wartime Casualties Cited in New York Times

Professor Francis Shen’s research on the relationship between wartime casualties and the 2016 election was cited in a New York Times article exploring President Donald Trump’s foreign policy. The article noted that Shen’s research, conducted with Cornell political scientist Douglas Kriner, “concluded that if three states narrowly carried by Mr. Trump—Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin—‘had suffered even a modestly lower casualty rate, all three could have flipped from red to blue and sent Hillary Clinton to the White House.’”