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 CPI index increased by 4.2 percent (year-over-year) for April, a record-high since 2008. The likelihood of persistently high inflation re-emerged as one of the driving forces in financial markets. We examine the sector-level price data to determine if such a concern is well supported.
President Biden set ambitious goals for the U.S. to cut carbon emissions. Yet, high uncertainties in carbon pricing will be a critical challenge for the policymaker.
The economy could experience a period of bonanza not seen in decades. Strong recovery boosted by successful vaccination campaign, reopening of services, low interest rates, and massive fiscal stimulus. Flat Phillips curve and elevated slack limit inflationary pressures.