Senior Industry Economist - Industry, Labor, & Economics Group
Center for Automotive Research
Yen Chen is a Senior Industry Economist in the Industry, Labor & Economics Group at CAR. His work focuses on economic fundamentals that influence automotive sales, production, and employment; and future trends in U.S. automotive industry. He is responsible for the U.S. automotive industry forecasts on sales, production, and employment. He joined CAR in 2006.
Prior to working at CAR, Yen worked as a legislative assistant for the Legislative Yuan, the legislative body of the Republic of China (Taiwan). Yen has a master’s in Economics and an M.B.A., both from Eastern Michigan University. He has a bachelor’s degree in Cooperative Economics from National Taipei University in Taipei, Taiwan. He is a member of National Association for Business Economics.
- NAFTA Briefing: Review of current NAFTA proposals and potential impacts on the North American automotive industry
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- The Great Divide: What Automotive Consumers are Buying vs. Auto & Supplier Investments in Future Technologies, Products & Business Models
- New Materials/New Skills for Automotive Skilled Trades
- Beyond the Big Leave: The Future of U.S. Automotive Human Resources
- Vehicle Technology Trends in Electronics for the North American Market; Opportunities for the Taiwanese Automotive Industry
- The Major Determinants of U.S. Automotive Demand: Factors Driving the U.S. Automotive Market And Their Implications for Specialty Equipment and Performance Aftermarket Suppliers
- CAR Research Memorandum: The Economic and Fiscal Contributions of the “Cash for Clunkers” Program – National and State Effects
- The U.S. Automotive Market and Industry in 2025
- The Effects a U.S. Free Trade Agreement with Japan would have on the U.S. Automotive Industry
- After the Bailout: Future Prospects for the U.S. Auto Industry
- Methodology for Creating a Matrix to Assess the Domestic Content of a Vehicle by Make and Model
- CAR Research Memorandum: Economic Contribution of General Motors’ Orion Assembly, Pontiac Metal Stamping, and Spring Hill Assembly Manufacturing Plants
- The Impact of Federal Regulations on Franchised Automobile Dealers
- Contribution of General Motors’ Manufacturing Plants to the Economies of Ten States and the United States in 2013 and 2014
- The Potential Effects of the 2017-2025 EPA/NHTSA GHG/Fuel Economy Mandates on the U.S. Economy
- Contribution of Toyota Motor North America to the Economies of Nineteen States and the United States in 2015
- The Economic Implications of Potential NHTSA and EPA Regulatory Revisions on U.S. Light Truck Sales and Manufacturing
- Potential Cost Savings and Additional Benefits of Convergence of Safety Regulations between the United States and the European Union
- NAFTA Briefing: Trade benefits to the automotive industry and potential consequences of withdrawal from the agreement