Javier Castro Sotelo
Javier Castro Sotelo

Javier Castro is an Economist in the Global Macroeconomic Scenarios at BBVA Research. He started working at BBVA in 2017, and performed other roles as a credit risk analyst. Previously, he also worked as an investment consultant intern at Willis Towers Watson.

He holds a Master’s degree in Finance from Lund University, Sweden, and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Carlos III University, which complemented with a six-month stay at Tilburg University, The Netherlands.

Latest publications

The high levels of public debt that have been building up since 2020 and the need to lower this burden have prompted a debate on fiscal rules relating to national accounts, aside from the matter of Europe approving common financing instruments to address the big strategic challenges that lie ahead.
Overall, the relatively modest downward revision in growth projections and the delinking of the tapering from the rate rise scenarios allows the ECB to convey a hawkish message while freeing itself to make the decision on rates more data dependent