Searcher
Mauricio Hernández
Mauricio Hernández
BBVA Research - Senior Economist

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

Last week's GDP release, showing a 0.7% YoY growth, raised several points for analysis: the dynamics of GDP per capita in pesos, the importance of the housing sector, the boost in services exports, the performance of domestic demand, and future signals.
The GDP grew by 0.7% YoY in the first quarter. The growth slowed down, with March being the month with the least activity among the three months. Domestic demand was the main source of the low growth. The performance of fixed investment and the manufacturing industry remains concerning.
The saving rate in Colombia transitioned from satisfactory levels to finance investment and long-term growth at the end of the first decade of this century and the beginning of the second, to a level that is among the lowest in the world and in its history by 2023: this is the main cause of the current low investment.