Javier Ferri
Javier Ferri
External Partner

Professor at the University of Valencia. MSc in Economics from University College London and Doctor in Economics from the University of Valencia. He was a visiting researcher at the Adam Smith Business School of the University of Glasgow. He collaborates as researcher with the Spanish Ministries of Economy and Finance, Fundación Rafael del Pino and BBVA Research. He is one of the authors of the REMS (Rational Expectations Model for the Spanish economy) model, an economic policy simulation model for the Spanish economy, the results of which he has presented to the European Commission, the OECD and the European Central Bank.

His current research interest focuses on macroeconomic modelling to study topics related to fiscal policy, the labor market and the financial sector. His research papers have been published in national and international journals such as The Review of Economics and Statistics, European Economic Review, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Economica and SERIEs. He is co-author of the book The Spanish Economy: A General Equilibrium Perspective.

Latest publications

This Economic Watch assesses the structural shocks that explain the cyclical behavior of the Spanish economy during the COVID-19 crisis. For this purpose, we use information from the latest forecasts from BBVA Research (2020) which are exogenous to the model.
In this Watch we estimate admissions and exits in the Spanish health system during COVID-19, and variations in the number of patients in hospitals, which reached its maximum on March 25. Now exits are close to exceeding admissions. At the end of the crisis, having good data will be crucial.
We are faced with a pandemic whose economic impact will likely cause the biggest drop in global GDP since the end of the Second World War. The uncertainties are enormous.