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Giancarlo Carta
Giancarlo Carta
BBVA Research - Senior Economist

Giancarlo Carta has been a BBVA Research economist since 2017, and he has spent his whole career to date in the BBVA Group. Currently he is a member of the Spain Unit, where he handles some of the analysis of Spanish regions within BBVA Research.

Prior to this, he used to be part of the CEO Office, where he was in charge of the bank’s financial analysis (both for the Board of Directors and for the market and analysts), as well as strategic (KPI tracking) and communication projects.

In 2013 he received a Degree in Economic Development and International Cooperation from the University of Palermo (Italy - Final Grade 110/110 cum laude). In 2015 he finished a Master’s Degree in International Economy in the Autonomous University of Madrid.

Latest publications

In 2024, the Spanish economy presents a heterogeneous outlook, with different autonomous communities showing significant variations in their growth prospects. In this quarter's BBVA Research Regional Economic Outlook report we explore the most relevant economic trends and challenges for this year and next.
According to BBVA credit card data, the first months of the year have been characterized by a slowdown in the growth of tourist spending in Spain compared to the last months of 2023, weighed down by the decline in consumption by Spaniards and despite the rebound of foreign tourism.
Despite the quarter's negative seasonality, both the number of jobs (up 0.5% quarterly CVEC) and hours worked (up 0.3%) increased. Furthermore, the rate of temporary employment and the unemployment rate both fell (to 16.1% and 11.7% CVEC, respectively).