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

In 2021 and 2022, economic growth for Colombia will benefit from the improvement in the global dynamic and the internal recovery, despite of the negative impact of lockdowns and the fiscal reform. Inflation will gradually converge towards its target, allowing the Central Bank to maintain an expansionary monetary policy.
One of the strongest price rallies in history for various commodities (e.g. oil, copper, steel) is consolidating in 2021. The speed of the upside movement could make you think that we are at the start of a new commodities supercycle. If we are, it would be quite different from the previous ones.
After inducing the economy into a coma in the second quarter of 2020, with a GDP contraction close to 16%, the economy resumed a recovery trend in the third and fourth quarters. In 2021, the economy is estimated to grow 4.8%, as more activities and more people normalize their behavior.