Fernando Soto
Fernando Soto
Senior Economist

Fernando Soto joined BBVA Research in 2012, covering the Chilean economy for South America unit.

He previously worked as research economist in the investment bank branch of Banco de Chile -Banchile Inversiones-, covering both the Chilean and global economy. Additionally, he was research economist at the National Agriculture Society, for the design and implementation of public policies in the Chilean agricultural sector, with vast expertise in new mechanisms that warrant access to both financing and insurance markets to small and medium agriculture firms.

He has been undergraduate lecturer of Macroeconomics and Microeconomics courses at various universities in Chile both public and private.

He holds a M.Sc. in Economics and Public Policy, and a Bachelor degree of Business Administration (B.B.A.) with a mention in Economics, both from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (UC).

Latest publications

The European Commission is set to start the new year with a lot of work ahead of it, particularly in its battle to promote and level out the rules of the game in the digital sector.
Conditional to context, information-sharing within markets can be welfare improver or welfare reducer, while can also show pro-competitive or anti-competitive features. Overall, expected effects in efficiency and competition will depend on the nature of competition and the type of uncertainty
Competition law is under scrutiny and policy makers are leading a lively social debate over the challenges raised by digital markets. Revisions to law and enforcement will likely focus on three goals: reducing risks of under-enforcement; reassessing the notion of harm; and targeting digital markets.