Hugo Perea
Hugo Perea
Chief Economist

Hugo Perea is an economist with a MSc degree in Economics by the London School of Economics, UK. Hugo has also attended several courses and seminars at international institutions as the IMF, the World Bank and the Federal Reserve.

He joined BBVA Group in May 2004, and currently he is the Chief Economist at Peru for BBVA Research. Before joining BBVA, Hugo worked at the Central Bank of Peru for more than 11 years, and there he was the Head of the Departments of Analysis and Financial Programming and of Econometric Models, areas directly involved with the monetary policy design. Also, as part of his experience in the public sector, Hugo was a member of the Board of the Tax Administration Service from 2011 to 2014.

On the academic side, Hugo teaches courses on Macroeconomics, Monetary Theory and Financial Crises in the most important Peruvian universities and has published papers on these subjects.

Latest publications

In the last 30 years, some Latin American economies have developed macroeconomic strengths that will help them face the financial turmoil caused by the Fed's monetary tightening
In August, BBVA Research's big data consumption index (inflation-adjusted spending with cards and cash withdrawals) increased by 3.9% (0.0% in July).
The recovery of confidence in the private sector is an essential element for the proposed reactivation measures to have the desired impact. But it must be a joint effort of the entire Executive.