Searcher
Fernando Bolívar
Fernando Bolívar
Economist
Spain

Fernando Bolívar is currently serving as an Economist in Data Science Projects related to economic, social and geopolitical analysis at BBVA Research. Previously he did an internship in that same department while completing his Master’s Degree thesis. Before that he worked as a junior property underwriter for Mapfre Global Risks where he participated in industrial risk analysis, amongst other things.

He has a Degree in Industrial Technology Engineering from the Madrid Polytechnic University, with a specialisation in Industrial Organisation and a semester at the Ecole Centrale de Nantes (France). He likewise earned a Master’s Degree in Data Science and Big Data from the AFI School of Finance. He also completed a Banking and Finance course at the IEB.

Latest publications

The increase in face-to-face card spending slowed down to 0.5% year-on-year last week, due to both the lower growth of purchases with Spanish cards (8%) and the greater decline in transactions with foreign cards (-54%).
This is a weekly publication based on high-frequency and high-resolution aggregated and anonymised transaction data from BBVA to analyse the dynamics in real time of expenditure in the countries where BBVA operates during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Growth in face-to-face card spending stabilized at 1% year-on-year between July 13 and 19. Purchases with Spanish cards rose by 8%, while transactions with foreign cards slowed their decline to -55%.