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

The economic challenges for President Duque's remaining term are great and urgent, given the need to provide welfare for those who have lost their jobs and sources of income to the virus. Although the Government has acted swiftly to reach the most vulnerable, recovery measures need to be expedited.
The economic situation that the world is facing is different from what we have experienced in the last 70 years. In this crisis, the Colombian financial system entered with strong capital and liquidity positions, which has allowed it to absorb the shock and serve as an instrument for the implementation of public policies.
Colombia started its recovery path after the strong second quarter shock due to the pandemic. This process will be slow and gradual and will be determined by sector openings approved by the national and local governments. GDP is expected to fall by 7.5% this year and to recover by 5.5% in 2021.