Searcher
Juana Téllez
Juana Téllez
Chief Economist
Bogotá

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

Colombia faces a year of economic challenges and opportunities, marked by factors such as the slowdown in inflation, the increase in the minimum wage and the series of reforms being considered by Congress.
At this time, talks on the minimum wage increase for the year 2024 have already begun and this decision affects formal workers directly and indirectly all workers, as the minimum wage is fundamental to the country's economy
The Colombian economy will grow 1.5% in 2024 and 2.3% in 2025. Private consumption, in the same two years, will grow at rates of 2.2% and 3.0%, respectively. And fixed investment will move from negative (-2.0% in 2024) to positive figures (6.2% in 2025).