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 they published data on the growth of the Colombian economy in the first quarter of the year and the large figures show a gradual and orderly recovery as expected. Within the recovery highlights positively the progress in investment in machinery and equipment and civil works.
April's inflation was the highest figure for the year but we believe it is a transitory increase and that at the end of the year it will return to the Bank of the Republic's target of 3% per year. Inflation recently published for April surprised the rise and stood at 0.5% per month above expectations.
In our recently published report on prospects for the Colombian economy, we highlighted the leading role that domestic demand is set to have in the coming years. Within this role, there will be disparities between its consumption and investment components and between its private or public sources. In line with this, domestic demand will grow above GDP during 2019 and 2020.