Searcher
Kan Chen
Kan Chen
Senior Economist
USA

 

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 Covid-19 pandemic generated an unprecedented shock to the labor market that at its peak contributed to the loss of 25 million jobs, forcing 24 million people to claim unemployment benefits and 8 million to leave the labor force temporarily.
U.S. Recovery: To V, or not to be. Fed contemplates their next move. The return of the yield curve targeting. Tracing the impact of CARES Act’s relief payments towards the Covid-19 crisis recovery.
The 2020 presidential election will be highly influenced by the health crisis, the economic recession, polarization and microtargeting. Based on polling data and in-house models, the Democrats are the odds-on-favorite to win the Presidency and the House, and could possibly flip the Senate.