Gerónimo Ugarte Bedwell
Gerónimo Ugarte Bedwell
Principal Economist
Mexico City

Gerónimo Ugarte Bedwell is a Principal Economist at BBVA Research Mexico, focusing mainly on Banking and Financial System topics.

Gerónimo has a BA in Economics from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), a Master´s in Economics from Universitat Pompeu Fabra, and conducted his PhD in Economics studies at Tel Aviv University.

Additionally, Gerónimo was awarded the National Award in Economics of the Colegio Nacional de Economistas and has been a professor of Economics (Microeconomics and Macroeconomics) at the FCA postgraduate studies unit of Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). Besides that, he has participated as a speaker in international academic fora on the areas of Social and Economic Networks and Uncertainty Theory.

Latest publications

Recent troubles at some shadow banks show the vulnerabilities of its funding model and could translate into liquidity problems for the sector. However, at present, this situation does not represent a risk for the financial system as a whole.
In July 2022, the balance of the current credit portfolio granted by commercial banks to the non-financial private sector (NFPS) grew at a real annual rate of 3.2%, while traditional bank deposits (demand + term) registered a real annual growth rate of 1.9%.
In 2Q22, the recovery of credit activity was reflected mainly on the financing of households (consumption and housing), while financing to companies still shows slow dynamism. This recovery was supported by the sustained growth of formal employment and wages that partially offset the environment of higher interest rates.