Searcher
Alejandro Reyes González
Alejandro Reyes González
Principal Economist
Bogotá

Mr. Reyes is the principal economist of BBVA Research Colombia.  He is an economist in our team providing economic, financial, sectorial and regulatory analysis of the Colombian economy.
 
Prior to joining BBVA Research, he worked for a local brokerage firm as Chief Economist leading a group of experts in capital markets and the local and international economy.  Before this he worked for the Central Bank as an economist in the Inflation and Financial Programming Department where he followed the real sector, inflation, external sector and was in charge of the central forecasting model.  Mr. Reyes was also a Lecturer at Javeriana, Rosario and Andes universities.
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Mr. Reyes received his B.A. and M.A. in Economics from Javeriana University and later a MSc. in Economics (research) at the London School of Economics.  He is the author of publications in refereed journals and a columnist for Colombian media and speaker in specialized seminars.

Latest publications

Banco de la República increased the policy rate by 50 basis points, bringing it to 2.5%. The vote was split, with 5 members in favor of a 50bp increase and 2 in favor of 25bp. On the other hand, the Staff revised its forecasts for activity, inflation and current account deficit upwards again.
Colombia's GDP will grow 9.2% in 2021, led by domestic demand, and 4.0% in 2022, with improved export performance. In the remainder of 2021 and in 2022, external and local pressures on inflation will remain. Banco de la República started its rate hike cycle.
In September, BanRep increased in 25bp the monetary policy rate to 2.0%. The vote was divided, with 3 members in favor of a 50bp increase. The Staff reviewed their activity, inflation and current account deficit forecasts upward. With this move the Bank starts a rate hiking cycle.