Mauricio Escalera Franco
Mauricio Escalera Franco
BBVA Research - Senior Economist

Mauricio Escalera holds a degree in Economics from Tecnológico de Monterrey (TEC) and a master's degree in Economic Analysis from the Barcelona School of Economic (BSE).

Previously, he has worked in the public and private sector in projects of cost-benefit of regulation, competition analysis in telecommunications, reengineering of government processes, financial analysis in clean energy projects, smart specialization strategies (RIS 3), competition research in digital markets and implementation of national entrepreneurship programs in Guatemala and simplification of procedures at the national level in Mexico.

He also has international experience working on projects in Guatemala, Ecuador, Spain and Ukraine. As well as has taught classes on economic competition at TEC.

Latest publications

By the end of 2023, the Mexican economy grew at an annual rate of 3.2%, with an extraordinary growth of 15.6% in construction and differentiated effects at the regional level. The dynamism of services underpins growth in 2023; Wholesale and Retail grew 3.9% and 4.1%, respectively.
In this release of our Regional Sectoral Outlook is set apart by the change of base year in August 2023 with an updated perspective of the sectoral and regional composition of the Mexican economy. During 2024, the GDP of Finance could grow the most (5.3%), followed by Management (5.3%) and Entertainment & Recreation (4.5%)
On October 11, the Mexican government published in the Official Gazette (DOF) a decree granting tax incentives to key sectors of the export industry such as the immediate deduction of the investment in new fixed assets and additional deductions of labor training expenses.