Searcher
José Emilio Boscá
José Emilio Boscá
External Partner
Spain

José E. Boscá is a professor of Fundamentals of Economic Analysis at the University of Valencia and a research associate at Fedea. He has been awarded an Advanced Studies Program Certificate in International Economic Policy from the Kiel Institute for the World Economy and holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Valencia. José E. Boscá has been a visiting researcher at the University of Kent and has collaborated as a researcher in a partnership agreement with the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Ministry of the Treasury, the Rafael del Pino Foundation and BBVA Research.


He is the co-author of the general dynamic equilibrium models REMS and EREMS, which are used by BBVA Research and the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Ministry of the Treasury for the calculation, shock breakdown and assessment of macroeconomic policies. His current research interest focuses on macroeconomic modeling and the evaluation of public policies, the labor market and the financial sector. He has authored around 50 publications, ranging from academic journals and books to chapters of collective works, primarily on topics related to economic growth, regional economics and the impact of fiscal policies on the economy.

Latest publications

The fall in GDP expected as a result of COVID-19 will be unparalleled in history. The decline in GDP per working-age population in 2020 is expected to be 10% greater than the decline seen in 2019, marking a return to levels seen in 2015.
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.