Juan Ruiz
Juan Ruiz

Juan Ruiz Sánchez is an economist of the BBVA Group since 2011, where he does  analytical work on macroeconomic situation for Spain and CC. AA. with special emphasis on the Canary Islands, Valencia, the Balearic Islands and Murcia’s economies. He has also played roles in the Emerging Markets unit of BBVA Research.

He was previously Professor of Macroeconomics at the University Pablo de Olavide.

He studied a degree in Business Administration and a Master of Economics and Policy Evaluation at the University Pablo de Olavide, making a thesis on "Hiring and firing costs in a dynamic stochastic model of corporate behavior".

Latest publications

Can economic policies contribute to the increase in demand? The scope for expansionary fiscal policies is limited, in some cases due to the high levels of debt and, in other cases, due to the need to comply with fiscal rules, or otherwise undermine their credibility.
The next government is expected to propose measures to tackle the fiscal imbroglio and other problems, but there are doubts about its capacity to implement reforms given the fragmentation of Congress and political polarization. All in all, the economy is likely to grow around 2% in the coming years.
Latin America will grow 1.3% in 2018 and 2.1% in 2019, with considerable heterogeneity across countries. These forecasts are lower than the previous ones, mainly due to the revision of growth in Argentina and Brazil. This adjustment in the two countries could not be compensated by the upward revisions of growth in Mexico, Colombia, Peru and Paraguay.