Vivian Chen is a senior economist at The Conference Board.
She is responsible for research programs on medium and long-term growth, productivity and competitiveness. Chen leads the development of the Total Economy Database ™ the core database on output and productivity measures for more than 125 economies around the world. Her research also spans Chinese economy and labor markets.
Chen received her BA in economics from Fudan University in China and her Ph.D. in economics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in the United States. Her working papers include Projecting Economic Growth with Growth Accounting Techniques, Rising Wages: Has China Lost its Global Labor Advantage, and Recent Productivity Developments in the World Economy.
Publications by Vivian ChenChina Center Publications
China Center Quick Note: Barring the unexpected, China’s economy to downshift considerably, as a natural consequence of both size and maturation
21 February, 2013
Recent Changes in Europe’s Competitive Landscape and Medium-Term Perspectives:
How the Sources of Demand and Supply Are Shaping Up
06 May, 2013
Projecting Global Growth
13 November, 2012
Projecting Economic Growth with Growth Accounting Techniques: The Conference Board Global Economic Outlook 2012 Sources and Methods
15 November, 2011
Rising Wages: Has China Lost Its Global Labor Advantage?
01 March, 2009
The Cost Competitiveness of the Manufacturing Sector in China and India: An Industry and Regional Perspective
05 January, 2009
The Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View
25 April, 2012
Feeling the Pain: Wage Growth in the United States during and after the Great Recession
26 April, 2012
Revisiting Japan a Year after the Earthquake: A Slower than Expected Recovery
28 March, 2012
- Vivian Chen, Abhay Gupta, Andre Therrien, Gad Levanon and Bart van Ark (2010), "Recent Productivity Developments in the World Economy: An Overview from The Conference Board Total Economy Database," International Productivity Monitor, Spring, pp. 3-19.
- Bart van Ark, Adbul Azeez Erumban, Vivian Chen and Utsav Kumar (2010), "The Cost Competitiveness of Manufacturing in China and India: An Industry and Regional Perspective", in Barry Eichengreen, Poonam Gupta and Rajiv Kumar, eds., Emerging Giants. China and India in the World Economy, Oxford University Press, pp. 87-124