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Carlos Serrano
Carlos Serrano
Chief Economist
Mexico

Carlos Serrano is Chief Economist at BBVA in Mexico. He oversees a team of economists conducting work on economics, financial markets and regulation. He is also member of the Asset and Liabilities and Regulatory Committees.


He holds masters and PhD degrees from the University of California at Berkeley, where he specialized in macroeconomics, international finance, and industrial organization. He obtained a B.S. in economics from Instituto Teconológio Autónomo deMéxico, ITAM.


In 2000 he was awarded the national prize on economic research, awarded annually by Banco Nacional de México.


Before joining BBVA, Carlos was executive vicepresident for regulatory policy at Mexico´s Banking and Securities Commission where he was in charge of designing regulation for banks, securities and derivative markets, broker dealers, and mutual funds. He was Mexico´s representative before the Basel and IOSCO committees.


He also worked at the World Bank where he was, among other positions, Country Economist for Peru, Paraguay, and Bolivia.


He has taught advanced macroeconomics and finance at ITAM.

Latest publications

With the data available in the third quarter, it is already possible to know that the growth of the Mexican economy in 2019 will be around zero. This is because, as of the last quarter of last year, three consecutive quarters with negative growth were observed, followed by one without growth.
The Financial Stability Report highlights that the pace of private financing to households and firms has diminished. There are upward risks for households and firm’s non-performing loans as the economy and employment have impaired recently.
The infographic contains information on the countries of South America, where it is highlighted that, in 2018, the region received 18.5 billion USD on remittances and, in 2017, there were 12.0 million emigrants.