Alejandro Reyes González
Alejandro Reyes González
Principal Economist

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.
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

At the July meeting, the BanRep decided to leave monetary policy unchanged at 13.25%, confirming the end of the bullish cycle. They highlighted the reduction in inflation, although it continues at elevated levels, and a greater than expected slowdown in activity in the second quarter.
Having passed the halfway point of the year, it is important to reflect on the behavior of the oil market, and to take note of the lessons learned for the second half of 2023.
Banco de la República kept its policy rate stable in June at 13.25%, in line with our outlook and analysts consensus. The decision was unanimous showing a significant change in the balance of the Board versus April (when 5 members voted for some rate increase).