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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

After having seemingly vanished as a source of concern for many years, the fear of inflation has re-emerged, along with the first green shoots of recovery.
The pandemic has led to several historical comparisons, such as the 1918 influenza and the Roaring Twenties that followed. Another clear comparison is the massive Next Generation EU (NGEU) fiscal stimulus set to be launched in Europe, which resembles the Marshall Plan passed following World War II, but for the modern age.
The ECB reaffirmed the assessment for the Euro Area macro-economic outlook put forth in March's meeting. The ECB left monetary policy as well as forward guidance unchanged, with President Lagarde striking a note of cautious optimism over the medium term outlook while being cognizant of near term downside risks.