Searcher
Federico Daniel Forte
Federico Daniel Forte
Principal Economist
Buenos Aires

Federico Forte is Principal Economist of BBVA Research Argentina since October 2019. Prior to joining BBVA, he was Advisor to the Governor of the Central Bank of Argentina (BCRA), parliamentary advisor specialized in fiscal issues at the National Congress, and research assistant in the Economics Research team of HSBC Bank Argentina.

Federico is since 2015 professor of Economics at the University of Buenos Aires (UBA). He has also been professor of Monetary Theory and Policy, Macroeconomics and Statistics in undergraduate and graduate courses at UBA and Universidad Torcuato Di Tella.

He is in charge of monitoring the monetary conditions of the Argentine economy and the FX-market.

He holds a bachelor's degree (Magna Cum Laude Honours) and a master’s degree in Economics from University of Buenos Aires.

Latest publications

Javier Milei will be the new president of Argentina. He takes office with the challenge of correcting strong imbalances in the fiscal, monetary and exchange rate fronts. The adjustment of spending and changes in relative prices will lead to an acceleration of inflation and further contraction of GDP in the short term.
The surprising outcome of the primary elections left an open end to the October voting and heightened uncertainty, increasing volatility and further worsening expectations for the coming year. We maintain our scenario of recession and high inflation for 2023 and 2024.
The macroeconomic scenario deteriorated due to the strong impact of the drought, which substantially reduced agricultural exports, with negative effects on GDP and tax revenues.