Searcher
Julián Cubero
Julián Cubero
Lead Economist
Madrid

Julián Cubero has been Chief Economist in BBVA Research’s Economic Modelling and Long Term Analysis area since June 2016. This area analyses the latest economic trends, like digital transformation, as well as global phenomena such as international commerce, and explores macroeconomic risk factors with potential relevance to BBVA’s business.

Previously, Julián Cubero was active in BBVA Research as Chief Economist for the Spanish economy (from October 2006 to December 2008), Chief Economist for Macroeconomic Analysis of Mexico (from January 2009 to August 2012) and Chief Economist of Economic Scenarios (from September 2012 to May 2016).

He possesses a Bachelor’s Degree in Economic Sciences -Quantitative Economics - from the Autonomous University of Madrid.

Latest publications

Taxation is a key tool for climate action and helps society achieve its decarbonization goals. Environmental taxation in Spain needs far-reaching reform, with taxable activities and rates that reflect the true extent of the negative externalities to be corrected.
2021 brought us the scientific certainty that climate change cannot be explained without human intervention. We can no longer look up as if we were not to blame. Ambitious calls for climate action from governments and multilateral agencies are a sign, but there needs to be a follow-through.
The development of sustainable finance is gathering pace, driven by a strong appetite from investors and a high level of ambition in climate policies. However, it is not enough for the investment needed for the energy transition, which requires removing the existing obstacles with decisive measures.