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Fernando Bolívar
Fernando Bolívar
Economist
Madrid

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

National tourism spending remained dynamic in August. The monthly growth reached 9% compared to 2019 levels (7% in July). If spending by Spaniards abroad is excluded, the increase was of 18% (18% in July).
Consumption growth rates showed a rebound in August in most countries, especially in services and tourism related sectors. In most countries card spending has gained more pull against cash.
Card spending in August was 35% higher than in Aug-19 (28% in July). Transactions with Spanish cards gained momentum, especially non-face-to-face (139%), while those with foreign cards narrowed the gap with 2019 figures.