María Claudia Llanes
María Claudia Llanes
Senior Economist

•MSc. in Economics from the University of London, London

•Previous work experience:  Research on pension systems at the National Planning Department of Colombia

•Research on Chilean pension system as a consultant in Chile

•Joined ERD BBVA Colombia on October 2009

Latest publications

Colombia's GDP will grow 9.2% in 2021, led by domestic demand, and 4.0% in 2022, with improved export performance. In the remainder of 2021 and in 2022, external and local pressures on inflation will remain. Banco de la República started its rate hike cycle.
In August, the unemployment rate stood at 12.3%, lower than in August 2020, but higher than in August 2019. Between July and August 2021, with comparable data, the unemployment rate fell by 1.2 p.p., a reduction that was leveraged on employment growth.
Major global trends such as the aging of the population, greater digitalization and concern for the environment, among others, will bring great challenges for the Colombian economy, which is beginning its gradual recovery process.