David Cervantes Arenillas
David Cervantes Arenillas
Senior Economist

David Cervantes is Senior Economist at BBVA in Mexico. He is a specialist in impact evaluation, education, financial education, migration, remittances, and labor markets.

BS Degree and PhD in Economics by Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and Master Degree in Demography by El Colegio de México.

His previous working background includes; deputy director of Evaluation at the BBVA Bancomer Financial Education Program and in the National Institute of Evaluation for Education (Instituto Nacional de Evaluación para la Educación). He has participated in research and impact evaluation projects of national and international organizations like the World Bank and the International Labor Organization and collaborated as a consultant of federal and local governmental programs in Mexico.

He has been a professor of Statistics and Econometrics at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and Universidad Anáhuac México Sur.

Latest publications

According to the IMSS data from May to June, 20,368,666 formal jobs were registered, that is, 14.2 thousand less jobs compared to the previous month, this job loss is mainly due to the reduction of more than 57 thousand temporary jobs.
Carlos Urzúa stated that the lack of support for political decisions was the reason; the reasons for his departure are more worrying than the resignation in itself.
In April 2019, formal employment reached a figure of 20.38 million, representing an annual growth rate of 2.4%. This is the lowest rate since 2010 in the aftermath of the last recession and confirms the decreasing trend of formal job creation since May 2018.