Yen Chen is an automotive business statistical analyst at the Center for Automotive Research. His work focuses on national and regional macroeconomic analyses, forecasting national and industry trends, and formulating international business collaborations. He joined CAR in 2006.
Mr. Chen’s recent work includes a forecast of U.S. light vehicle sales, a forecast of automotive industry employment, and research on automotive workers in the U.S. as well as in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana. He has also participated in international marketing activities for Michigan’s automotive industry. He is a coauthor of “The U.S. Automotive Market and Industry in 2025”, CAR’s Research Memorandum: “The Economic and Fiscal Contributions of the "Cash for Clunkers" Program,” “Beyond the Big Leave” study, and a research paper: “The Major Determinants of U.S. Automotive Demand.”
Prior to joining CAR, Mr. Chen worked as a legislative assistant for the Legislative Yuan, the legislative body of the Republic of China (Taiwan). He has master’s degrees in economics and an M.B.A., both from Eastern Michigan University. He received a bachelor’s degree in cooperative economics from National Taipei University (former National Chung Hsing University College of Law and Business) in Taipei, Taiwan.