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

The 2018 exchange rate crisis drove the economy into a strong recession that ended the mortgage spring that had led the previous year's growth. There are still no clear signs of a solid recovery in the sector, although the outlook for 2020 is positive. There are opportunities for improvement in terms of housing.
We analyze the likelihood of job automation in a sample of emerging economies: Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, Peru and Turkey. The average risk of automation ranges between 54% and 64. The countries show similar patterns in different aspects, such as distinctions by gender, age and education levels.
We maintain our GDP forecast fall of 1.2% in 2019, which will grow quarterly form 2Q-19 due to the recovery of agricultural campaign and the reduction of FX market tensions. By 2020, the economy will have processed the tensions caused by the electoral uncertainty and will grow by 2.5% as private domestic demand recovers.