Searcher
Marcial Nava
Marcial Nava
Principal Economist
USA

Marcial Nava began his banking career with BBVA in 2004, when he joined the Economics Research team in Mexico City. In 2007, he relocated to Houston to focus on economic analysis of the U.S. and the Sunbelt states.


In his current role as Principal Economist at BBVA Research USA, Marcial is responsible for the analysis of strategic industries, including energy and automotive. He regularly participates in specialized forums, and has served as guest columnist for newspapers in Spain and Latin America.


Marcial holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the Center of Research and Economics Teaching in Mexico City, and a Master of Business Administration from Rice University.

Latest publications

U.S. battening down the hatches after exiting eye of the storm. Fed pause a precursor to further action? Auto sales outlook: health concerns at the wheel. Housing market conditions and outlook.
The Covid-19 shock may cause changes in the economic trends and their impact on the productive sectors. Therefore, the main global trends that will determine growth until 2025 are chosen and scenarios are created for them. Then, using a SUR model, the sectoral impact is estimated.
Sales of new vehicles have experienced a v-shaped recovery, increasing 36% in 3Q20 from the previous quarter. However, levels were 10% below the same quarter of the previous year. We expect total new vehicle sales to reach 14.5 million units in 2020, the lowest since 2012.