Searcher
Miguel Jiménez
Miguel Jiménez
Lead Economist
Madrid

He works at BBVA Research since 2007, where hecurrently leads the unit of Global Macroeconomic Scenarios. He previously worked in the Economics Departmentof the OECD, where he dealt with macroeconomic analysis in the Spanish, Swiss and Greek desks and worked on issues such as labour markets, pensionsystems, immigration and competition policy.

He holds a degree in Economics from the UniversidadAutónoma de Madrid, a Masters degree in Public Spending from the Institute ofFiscal Studies and a PhD in Economics from the European University Institute in Florence.

He was also a lecturer in Economics at the EuropeanUniversity of Madrid. He has published in international academic journals, andcollaborates periodically with the Spanish economics press.

Latest publications

The European economy is slowly entering a long-overdue recession, expected almost since the war in Ukraine began, which may finally be taking place in the last months of the year. It is expected to be moderate and linked to factors that will take us back to more traditional economic cycles.
The increase in EU gas reserves to 94% of capacity together with warmer weather and lower consumption indicates that Europe is in a good position to face the rise in consumption during winter. Factors to be considered are the European Commission's proposal on the gas price cap and possible gas supply cuts.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, the performance of the key economic indicators has been disrupted, particularly in terms of the sharp swings in activity and now the persistence of inflation. Policy priorities have also been strongly affected.