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, FundaciĆ³n 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 evaluates the factors that explain the behavior of the Spanish economy between the third quarter of 2020 and the second quarter of 2022, and estimates the structural shocks behind the growth of GDP per working-age person (WAP), the GDP deflator and real wages.
The national budget includes the planned revaluation of pensions in line with the CPI and the agreed increase in the wages of public sector employees. The implications of these two measures go beyond their impact on public sector expenditure, as they may also affect the income pact.
Inflation has returned and has done so at rates not seen for decades in most developed economies. Spain has not remained unaffected by this episode of global inflation.