Professor Chen started his academic career in 1997, working as a lecturer in Economics at the University of Westminster in the United Kingdom. His teaching, at both undergraduate and post-graduate levels, includes economic theory, mathematics for economics and econometrics. Chen joined Taiwan Institute of Economic Research in 2001 and currently heads the Macroeconomic Forecasting Centre for the institute. Chen also represents Taiwan in the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC) on Economic Outlook panel and serves on the project assessment panel for Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). His recent publications include papers on productivity measurements, profitability comparisons and articles on various aspects of international trade including the effects of Free Trade Agreements.
Having travelled, lived and worked in several countries, Chen has an in-depth understanding of differing cultures and is well equipped to understand and to work with people from diverse backgrounds. An excellent communicator, he is committed to a long-term academic career, focusing on teaching and research.
Growing up in South America, Chen went on to study in Germany and the UK. He is fluent in five languages (English, German, Mandarin, Spanish and Taiwanese).