Andres Felipe Medina Grass
Andrés Felipe Works as a Senior Economist at BBVA research. He manages macroeconomic topics such as External sector, labor market and so on.Andrés Felipe possess a degree in economics from Universidad Nacional de Colombia – Sede Bogotá and is currently studing a Master in economics and Economic development in the same University.His labor experience relates to private sector, Colombia´s central bank and Departamento Nacional de Planeación. In the Latter, he contributed in the methodologic hardening of a Public spend evaluation tool.
GDP growth for the second quarter of 2022 was 12.6% YoY, higher than BBVA Research's expectations and analysts' average. A slowdown in the economy is expected for the second half of the year, where the moderation of household consumption will play a central role.
In June 2022, the national and urban unemployment rates were 11.3% and 11.7%, respectively. The seasonally adjusted comparison with respect to the previous month shows an increase in both rates. Job creation slowed and the population outside the labor force increased, generating alerts in the labor market.
En Colombia, la demanda interna y la conyuntura externa han presionado al alza la inflación. La respuesta del Banco de la República, mediante la subida de tasas, apunta a una desaceleración saludable de la economía en 2023 y una recuperación en 2024. El consumo y el gasto público determinrán el crecimiento sectorial.