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

With data as of October, our high-frequency indicator to measure household consumption in Colombia continues to show a decelerating trend. The moderation in spending was observed in both goods and services and was deepened by the high statistical base of the October 2021 VAT-free day.
At its October meeting, Banco de la República increased its monetary policy rate by 100 basis points, taking it to 11.0%, its highest level since July 2001. The decision was unanimous, seeking to consolidate a positive signal to reassure local financial markets.
At the height of the storm, we are seeing the world slowing down as inflation remains high, partly due to high commodity prices... a relentless bidding war between supply and demand from which neither will benefit.