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Hugo Vega
Hugo Vega
Senior Economist
Lima

Hugo Vega is currently a Senior Economist from the BBVA Research Peru Unit. He is part of a team devoted to macroanalysis of the Peruvian economy. He is also a professor and teaches the Master’s Degree in Economics at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru and the Faculty of Economics of the University of Piura.


Prior to this, he was an Assistant Manager of Investment Strategy at AFP Integra and he has also worked within the Management of Economic Studies at the Central Reserve Bank of Peru, where he led the Monetary Programme.


Hugo has a PhD in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science (London, UK). He has published a number of papers on macroeconomic issues such as monetary policy, macroprudential tools, financial friction.

Latest publications

The Board of the Central Bank decided to maintain the monetary policy rate at 0,25% in May. The Bank renewed its commitment to maintain a strongly expansive stance for a prolonged period and reaffirmed its message of absence of inflationary pressures.
In April, the Consumer Price Index decreased by 0,10%. With this outcome, inflation fell from 2,6% in March to 2,4% in year-on-year terms, mainly explained by the normalization of food prices.
We expect the Peruvian economy to grow 10% in 2021 and 4,8% next year, supported by a favourable external context. These forecasts are strongly conditioned to the maintenance of macroeconomic stability by the new government administration and largely reflect a rebound after the sharp output contraction in 2020.