Joseba Barandiaran is a economist in BBVA Research. He is a member of the Spain Unit econonomists´ team leaded by Miguel Cardoso, and works on regional analysis of Spain autonomous regions.
Before Joseba Barandiaran worked on several positions for BBVA´s Risk Unit, from Market Risk to Structural Risks including the team leadership of the Liquidity Risk Unit and coordination staff of Latin American treasury desks.
He got his undergraduate degree on Economics at the Universidad del País Vasco-Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea in 1996 and a Master´s degree in Economics an and Finance by the Centro de Estudios Monetarios y Financieros (CEMFI) in 1998. He is a member of the Governing Council of the Economists´ Basque Association.
Pandemic measures against COVID-19 hit Social Security enrolment in March 2020. The effect was greater in touristic areas, especially in the islands and southern mediterranean ones, and smaller in great urban areas, and in the north.
BBVA Research has closely analyzed the Aragonese economy for a number years. We witnessed the resurgence following the "Great Crisis": 7 consecutive years of growth allowed GDP to recover, and it will grow above the average in Spain.
The ranking in the growth of 2019 remains unchanged: Madrid, Murcia, Castilla-La Mancha and Navarra would have led the progress of the activity the previous year. Forward, the centre would continue to lead the dynamism.