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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, GDP grew 8.5% year-over-year and 1% quarter-over-quarter. Consumption remained a good dynamic driven by spending on durable and semi-durable goods and the services sector. Investment, which performed well, was driven by the purchase of machinery and the advance of intellectual property.
Household consumption accelerated in April. The boost came especially from the services sector. In 2022, Easter occurred without any restrictions on social interaction, boosted tourism and benefited from low statistical bases in April 2021.
Consumption continued its slowdown in March, despite the VAT-free day. Among the components, the slowdown was explained by services, with goods showing a slight advance. Nevertheless, the real growth rate remains high.