Mario Iparraguirre
Mario Iparraguirre

Mario Iparraguirre joined BBVA Research Argentina as an Economist in February 2018. Before that, he has developed his career at BBVA Francés Asset Management as an Analyst and at the Financial Area in BBVA Francés as Strategic Planning Analyst.

He is in charge of the follow-up of variables related to the national economic activity and the labor market. He participates in the analysis and development of special projects for internal and external publication about different topics of the Argentine economy (FDI, infrastructure, real estate, economic impact of corruption, etc.), and in local reports.

He has a bachelor's degree in Economics from Universidad de Buenos Aires and he obtained a Master's Degree in Applied Economics from the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella. In addition, he is Professor of Corporate Finance at the Universidad de Ciencias Empresariales y Sociales

Latest publications

We revised slightly to the downside the growth of 2019 to -1.2% due to the prolongation of the monetary astringency, maintaining the vision of a positive quarterly growth since 1Q19. Inflation will fall more gradually than expected, reaching 35% YoY due to the volatility of the exchange rate and the higher indexation of the economy.
The currency crisis of 2018 derailed both the gradual fiscal approach and the inflation targets, and drastically changed the 2019 outlook. The key questions are whether there be a turnaround in activity and inflation, and who the next President will be.
After record sales in the first half of the year, the Argentine automotive market sank sharply as a result of the 2018 currency crisis. However, the fall in internal demand is in contrast with the increase in exports. The 2019 forecast for the sector is not encouraging in the internal market.