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 May, household consumption slowed compared to April, especially in the second half of the month. Tourism-related spending was the most moderate, while in-city consumption (restaurants, entertainment and urban transportation) remained strong.
Household consumption accelerated in April. The boost came especially from the services sector. In 2022, Easter occurred without any restrictions on social interaction, boosted tourism and benefited from low statistical bases in April 2021.
At its April meeting, Banco de la República increased the monetary policy rate by 100 bps, bringing it to 6.0%. The vote was split, with 4 members in favor of a 100 bp increase and 3 members in favor of a 150 bp increase.