Juana Téllez
Juana Téllez
Chief Economist

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

The Colombian economy will continue to show resilience in a context of greater global uncertainty, more contractionary monetary policies and strong upward pressures on inflation. We expect the economy to grow 4.5% in 2022 and 2.5% in 2023, driven by domestic demand and exports.
The Colombian economy grew by 10.6% annually, driven mainly by consumption. By 2022, robust growth is expected in the global economy. For Colombia, a more moderate recovery is expected to continue with high inflation and a contractionary interest rate.
Colombia had a positive year-end with an annual GDP variation of 10.6%, with a growth of 11% in investment, 15% in private consumption and 12% in public consumption. In addition, final consumption represented 91% of GDP. By 2022, Colombia will be in a phase of moderate growth.