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Javier Amador
Javier Amador
Principal Economist
Mexico City

Javier Amador is Principal Economist of BBVA Research. He joined BBVA Research in 2002. He has worked mainly in macroeconomic and financial analysis related to the Mexican, US and global economy. Between 2005 and 2007 he was a Senior Economist in the US team where he analyzed inflation and monetary policy mainly. He was a Principal Economist in the Global Financial Scenarios Team from 2010 to 2013 where he followed mainly Monetary Policy.

 

He obtained the Degree in Economics at the Monterrey Institute of Technology (ITESM) in 2000 with the highest honors (Summa Cum Laude), and an MsC in macroeconomics and finance subjects at the University of Birmingham in 2001.

Latest publications

Bringing inflation back down to target will likely cause “some pain”; yet, markets are (still) pricing in a soft landing. With the Fed set to hike rates by 50 bps in June and July, the tightening pace is set to be the fastest since the 1994-1995 hiking cycle.
We expect the Fed to hike the fed funds rate by 50bps and launch QT amid “much too high” inflation. The aim will be to bring inflation down while achieving a soft-landing of the economy.
Economic outlook with lower GDP growth, high inflation, and higher interest rates. A downward revision to our 2022 GDP growth estimate to 1.2% (2.1% previous) due to the continued weakness of domestic demand and the additional disruptions to global value chains driven by the Ukraine conflict.