Searcher
Mauricio Hernández
Mauricio Hernández
Senior Economist
Bogotá

Mauricio Hernandez is Senior Economist of BBVA Research in Colombia.


Previously, Mauricio Hernandez was Associate Research Professor at the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Researcher at the Universidad de Antioquia and research assistant at the Banco de la República.


He has taught of Macroeconomics, Econometrics and Financial Markets in undergraduate and graduate programs of the Universidad Católica de Pereira, Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana and Universidad de Antioquia.

 
He obtained the degree in Economics at the Universidad de Antioquia in 2006, he has a Master in Economics from the Universidad de Antioquia and is pursuing a master's degree in Financial Management at the Universidad Sergio Arboleda. He is the author of several publications in specialized journals on monetary policy and economic growth. He is casual evaluator of articles or research projects in several universities.

Latest publications

In the first quarter of 2021, GDP grew 1.0% compared to the same period of 2020 and had a significant increase of 2.9% compared to the previous quarter. The economic dynamics went from less to more, as at the beginning of the year it was affected by the confinements located in many cities of the country.
In 2021 and 2022, economic growth for Colombia will benefit from the improvement in the global dynamic and the internal recovery, despite of the negative impact of lockdowns and the fiscal reform. Inflation will gradually converge towards its target, allowing the Central Bank to maintain an expansionary monetary policy.
The real estate sector has good growth prospects and will lead the country's economic recovery process. It will be driven by medium and low priced new housing. Meanwhile, higher-value housing, used housing and the non-residential sector will have a slightly later recovery.