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Marcos Dal Bianco
Marcos Dal Bianco
Chief Economist
Buenos Aires

Marcos Dal Bianco is since July 2019 Chief Economist at the Argentine Unit of BBVA Research. Previously, he has been Principal Economist at the Argentine Unit, Senior Economist at Financial Scenarios Unit in Madrid, Spain; and Research Assistant at the Department of Economics of IAE Business School.


Marcos is since March 2017 Professor of Monetary Theory and Policy at the University of Buenos Aires, and has been Professor of Macroeconomics, Econometrics and Microeconomics in undergraduate and graduate courses at various Universities in Argentina and Spain (UBA, U. Di Tella, U. Miguel Hernández, U. of Alicante, IAE Business School), and has participated as expositor and commentator in academic conferences.


He has obtained the Bachelor in Economics in 1999 and a Master in Economics in 2008 at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and obtained the Master in Economics in 2006 and the PhD in Economics in 2010 at the University of Alicante, Spain. He is author of several papers in applied economics published in international journal as the “Journal of International Money and Finance”, “Emerging Markets Finance and Trade” and “Economics Letters”. He is also member of the Argentine Association of Political Economy.

Latest publications

The government reached an enforceable agreement with the IMF, avoiding a default scenario. This is good news for Argentina, but its gradual approach does not change the overall macroeconomic scenario, nor does the absence of structural reforms create the conditions for a sustainable growth path.
3Q21 GDP was better than expected and reached pre-COVID-19 levels. We modified our GDP growth forecast for 2021 from 7.5% to 10%. We expect a weak activity performance in 2022 (+3.5%). The recent announcement of an understanding with the IMF lowers the likelihood of more adverse risk scenarios.
We raised our GDP growth forecast for 2021 to 7.5%, but we do not expect a dynamic performance in the coming two years (average annual growth: 2%). The key question is whether that will be a result of the correction of imbalances or due to a postponement of them. An agreement with the IMF would shed light on this issue.