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María Martínez
María Martínez
Principal Economist
Spain

Maria Martinez obtained a Master’s in Quantitative Finance at the Escuela de Finanzas Aplicadas (AFI) and a Master´s in Economics and Finance at Universidad Complutense de Madrid. She obtained her degree in Economics at Universidad de Oviedo.


She joined BBVA Research in 2009, and she is currently Principal Economist in the Financial Global Markets Unit. Prior to this position she was a Research Assistant in the Financial Stability Department at the Bank of Spain and an analyst and consultant in the Transfer Pricing Department in KPMG.

Latest publications

The central bank came in line with what we were expecting announcing a strong package of further accommodative measures. It enhanced the forward guidance on rates, cut the depo rate by 10bps, announced a two-tier system for bank reserves and a new open-ended asset purchase program (APP) and sweetened TLTRO-III conditions.
The ECB kept rates unchanged but reintroduced the easing bias on rates, requested studies on further measures and, importantly, started talking about a symmetric inflation aim.
The ECB strengthened its forward guidance on rates, with no rate hikes at least through the first half of 2020 in response to the increase and persistence of global uncertainty. The ECB opens the possibility to further easing if needed.