Searcher
Alvaro Ortiz
Alvaro Ortiz
Chief Economist
Turkey

Álvaro Ortiz is the Head Economist for Big Data at BBVA Research. He manages the unit implementing the Big Data analysis on Economic, Social and Geopolitical Issues.  He also maintains the position of Chief Economist Turkey. He previously worked as Chief Economist Europe, Asia and Middle East at Cemex, Deputy Director of Economic Analysis at Repsol YPF and Head of Latin America at the Economic Research department of Banco Santander.

Mr Ortiz holds a PhD in Economics (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid) and Advanced Diploma in International Economics and Policy Research by The Kiel Institute for World Economics (Germany).

He has published in several academic journals as CEPR Discussion Papers,Economia the Journal of Lacea, Bank of Spain Working Papers, Opec Energy Review, The Service Studies Journal and Moneda y Credito. He has collaborated in some international Newspapers as The Economist, Financial Times and relevant local newspapers as El País, Expansion, El Economista…

He has presented his works at the Bank of England, Bank of Spain, European Central Bank, NBER (forthcoming) and participated in conferences or sessions organized by international Think Tanks as IIF, The Atlantic Forum,  Brueguel, Wilton Park, Salzburg Global Seminar, ME Days.

Latest publications

Consumer prices increased by 1.13% in June, remaining significantly above both the consensus and our expectation (0.6% vs. 0.45%). Thus, also led by the negative base effects, annual inflation accelerated to 12.62% from 11.39% in May.
Over 10M people have been affected by Covid-19. Latin America remains in the spotlight. China's security law for Hong Kong worsened China-U.S. relations. Anti-racism movement spread globally. President Putin can have two more six-year terms. Libya’s war intensified. Israel’s annexation plans of West Bank caused tensions.
This is a weekly publication based on high-frequency and high-resolution aggregated and anonymised transaction data from BBVA to analyse the dynamics in real time of expenditure in the countries where BBVA operates during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.