Ignacio Archondo
Ignacio Archondo

Ignacio Archondo joined the Spain unit in January 2016 as an intern. Since July 2017 he’s been an economist in the same unit.

He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Ludwig-Maximilians Universität (LMU) in Munich in 2014 and has a Master’s Degree in Economic Development and Growth from Universidad Carlos III in Madrid. 

Latest publications

Urbanization is global process. Cities are the engine of economic development, but their growth also generates costs. Facing these challenges requires the implementation of appropriate policies, taking advantage of the benefits of new technologies.
The economy slowed by 0.1 pp to 0.7% QoQ in 4Q17. Domestic demand slowed, but still accounted for most of the growth (0.6 pp). The contribution of external demand was marginal, as trade flows unexpectedly prolonged their sluggishness. In this regard, the consumption of non-residents was negatively highlighted, with a greater fall than expected.
The Spanish economy grew 0.7% QoQ in 4Q17, supported by domestic demand. This quarterly advance is consistent with a stabilisation of year-on-year growth at 3.1%, leading to a 2017 close with an average increase in GDP of 3.1%.