María Paula Castañeda
María Paula Castañeda

María Paula Castañeda is an economist at the BBVA Research Colombia Unit, where she began her career as a university intern and is responsible for analyzing economy-wide prices.

She is currently studying for a Master's degree in economic theory at Universidad Javeriana, where she qualified as an economist in 2019 and worked as a research assistant on behavioral economics and financial analysis projects.

Latest publications

Economic growth will continue to be led by investment in view of the expected stabilisation in consumption spending. We estimate GDP growth in 2019 and 2020 will be at 3.0% each year and inflation at 3.3% and 3.2%, respectively. The Central Bank will keep its interest rates stable for a long time.
An analysis of use and access of the tools for the digital era in Colombian companies, such as: electronic devices, Internet, electronic commerce, large volumes of information, among others. We analize variables that define the adoption and penetration in the company as size and economic sector
A profile of the Colombian consumer was created by analyzing different variables that determine their consumption decisions, such as: age, sex, income, household size, source of income, form and place of payment, purchasing power and consumption habits.