Kan Chen
Kan Chen
Senior Economist


Kan Chen is a senior economist in the BBVA Research team in the United States. His research fields include monetary economics, international economics, and big data analysis. He produces research reports in these fields, and develops and maintains econometric models for various regional and industry analysis.

Chen has published his research papers in prestigious economics journals, including the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control and Economic Letters. He has served as a referee for academic journals, such as the Journal of International Economics and International Review of Economics and Finance.

Before joining BBVA Research in 2015, Chen worked for the International Monetary Fund as an econometric modeler on both econometric and macroeconomic models.

He earned a Ph.D. in Economics from Vanderbilt University in 2013, and bachelor’s degrees in Finance and Mathematics from Peking University in China in 2005.

Latest publications

The development of the COVID-19 remains the dominant factor for most regional economies. Many businesses, especially in the services sector, become insolvent due to the loss of income. Social distancing measures suppress people’s mobility.
A new normal: how the U.S. economy recovers in a post-Covid world. Which Rubicon will the Fed forge next? Policymakers respond with massive fiscal support. The housing market in the era of Covid-19.
The natural gas industry will not be immune to the devastating impact that COVID-19 has had on the economy. Demand in the industrial and services sectors will significantly go down due to the extended "stay-at-home" policies across the states.