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Alfonso Arellano
Alfonso Arellano
Senior Economist
Spain

Alfonso Arellano is Senior Economist in the Digital Economy 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

This paper analyzes the effect of financial participation on consumer's financial vulnerability, which is pervasive in the developing world. The financial behavior of consumers (i.e. financial health) has a greater positive effect on financial vulnerability than the narrower concept of financial inclusion.
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) are developing and permeating our society for the purpose of helping us to achieve our goals more effectively and ease the way toward the challenges in store.
Between 2011 and 2017, the economy has grown on average 3.8% annually, while the LAC average is 1.7%