Searcher
Juana Téllez
Juana Téllez
Chief Economist
Colombia

Ms. Téllez is the chief economist of BBVA Research Colombia. In this role, she leads our team of economists providing economic, financial, sectorial and regulatory analysis of the Colombian economy.

Prior to joining BBVA Research, she worked for the Research Unit at the Colombian Central Bank and served as an advisor to the Office of the Deputy Technical Governor. At the central bank, she also served as economist in areas related to banking, finance and macroeconomics. Ms. Téllez was also teaching assistant at the Javeriana University Department of Economics, where she was the editor for the department’s magazine.

Ms. Téllez received her B.A. in economics from Javeriana University and her Ph.D. and M.A. in economics from Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London. She is the author of several publications in refereed journals and a regular columnist for several Colombian media.

Latest publications

Last week I was in Cali participating in a panel about growth law or tax reform approved at the end last year in the seminary of ANIF-Fedesarrollo for which I did a reading and organizing the big topics.
The Growth Law is good in terms of formalization. It also brings the tax statute closer to international standards. However, it falls short in improving the distribution of the tax burden between companies and individuals and in increasing tax collection, while maintaining and extending exemptions.
We are already 50 million. On Wednesday of this week we have achieved that milestone which don't say much itselft but it do give us the opportunity to take a look to see who we are.