Searcher
Agustín García
Agustín García
Principal Economist
Spain

Agustín García Serrador joined the Europe Unit of BBVA Research in June 2008. Currently, he is the Head Economist in the Global Economic Scenarios Unit where he handles macroeconomic analysis of the eurozone as a whole, as well as of its main members and the United Kingdom. He also helps analyse the main factors and consistency of the global situation.

Previously, he was the macroeconomic coordinator of BIAM at the Flores de Lemus Institute in Carlos III University in Madrid as well as a professor of Macroeconometrics and Applied Economy at CEU San Pablo University. He also taught master’s programmes in both of these universities.

Macroeconometrics and monetary and tax policy research in the eurozone with publications in Applied Economics, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics and Journal of Forecasting.

He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Economy and won a National Award for Excellence in Academic Performance in 2002, and he earned a Diploma for Advanced Studies from CEU San Pablo University, for which he also received the 2004 Youth Prize from the Complutense University of Madrid.

Latest publications

The ECB packed quite a punch today as it boosted its COVID-19 response strategy with a larger than expected expansion of its QE purchases under the Pandemic Emergency Purchase Program (PEPP), by €600 bn, to a total of €1350 bn and extended the purchase horizon to at least the end of June 2021.
With COVID-19 led disruptions portending an unprecedented crisis across the Euro Area, that could lead growth to decline between -5% and -12% according to Ms Lagarde, the ECB took further actions today to ensure ample liquidity conditions
The ECB announced a comprehensive package focused on new liquidity and additional asset purchases measures to support households and firms facing increasing uncertainty.