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Carlos Serrano
Carlos Serrano
Chief Economist
Mexico City

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

In the following years public finances will continue to be pressured by the payment of pensions still remaining from the pay-as-you-go old system, guaranteed pensions and capital injections to Pemex.
Last month the government announced the intention to stop exporting oil as of 2023 to instead use it in the national refining of gasoline with the aim of achieving "energy autonomy" and stop importing gasoline.
Over the past months, a series of bottlenecks has resulted in disruptions to global supply chains and high levels of inflation. Ports in Asia and California are congested with ships waiting days to unload merchandise