Searcher
Cristina Varela
Cristina Varela
Principal Economist
Madrid

Cristina Varela is the Head Economist of the Financial Scenarios Unit at BBVA Research.

Cristina Varela has been working since 1993 in different BBVA areas related to the analysis of economic and financial variables to prepare strategy reports and market indicators and to establish recommendations on financial assets. Before that she worked as an economist in a financial consultancy firm (EUROTANDEM) and on foreign trade (ACE). She has published a number of articles in newspapers and economic journals.

Cristina Varela holds a degree in Economy from the Complutense University of Madrid and completed her postgraduate training for a Master’s Degree in Financial Markets at San Pablo C.E.U. Madrid University. She is also holds a doctorate in international economy from the Complutense University of Madrid. She is a recurring attendee of courses and seminars in international and Spanish universities.

Latest publications

October data points to continued moderation in both headline and core inflation in the United States, while Europe sees no respite. Meanwhile, supply bottlenecks continue to ease, more meaningfully for the US as compared to the Euro Area
The increase in EU gas reserves to 94% of capacity together with warmer weather and lower consumption indicates that Europe is in a good position to face the rise in consumption during winter. Factors to be considered are the European Commission's proposal on the gas price cap and possible gas supply cuts.
Fixed income and equity markets alike have reported losses this year, largely due to the doggedness of the monetary authorities in combating rampant inflation, even if that means sacrificing growth.