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Alfonso Arellano
Alfonso Arellano
Senior Economist
Madrid

Alfonso Arellano is Senior Economist in the Financial Systems Unit at BBVA Research. He is also part-time associate professor at Complutense University of Madrid.

Previous to this position, Alfonso Arellano worked as post-doctoral researcher at the Foundation for Applied Economics (FEDEA) and visiting professor at the University of Alicante.

He obtained the B.A. in Economics at Complutense University, the Master in Economics and Management at University Pompeu Fabra and completed the Ph. D. in Economics at University Carlos III.

His research interests include microeconometrics, applied econometrics and labor economics. His current research also focuses on digital economy and financial literacy, among others.

Latest publications

We analyze the effects of innovation on social welfare in a sample of 35 OECD countries from 1960 to 2017. The results suggest that the effects of innovation on social welfare are statistically significant and economically relevant. The estimated impact of innovation is robust to alternative econometric specifications.
COVID-19 is having serious economic consequences in Spain, in terms of production and employment. Female employment is being affected somewhat more negatively than male employment. This result is conditioned by multiple factors, including the educational level and economic activity of the worker's job.
Lockdowns due to COVID-19 and the subsequent crisis have caused many individuals to stop working or substantially reduce their work hours, with the corresponding decrease or loss of the main source of income. The analysis of the financial vulnerability of households becomes especially important.