Miguel Jiménez
Miguel Jiménez
Lead Economist

Miguel Jiménez joined in 2007 BBVA Research, where he is chief economist for Europe. Previously he worked as an economist at the OECD Economics Department, where he contributed to reports on the Spanish, Swiss and Greek economies and on issues related to labour markets, immigration, pensions, competition policy and sustainable development.

He has been lecturer of Macroeconomics and Growth Theory at the European University of Madrid and has published his research on academic journals such as the European Journal of Political Economy and Applied Economics.

He is a member and has been chaiman of the Council of European Economists of the Conference Board, and takes part on other discussion forums such as the chief economists group of the European Banking Federation, Real Instituto Elcano, Bruegel and the CEOE Economics Council.

He holds a PhD in Economics from the European University Institute in Florence, a Masters Degree in Public Economics from the Institute of Fiscal Studies in Madrid and a BA in Economics from the Universidad Autónoma of Madrid.

Latest publications

‘Search for yield’ has emerged as the predominant driver of funds flows in the current low yield backdrop marked by a complicated global macro outlook and supportive central banks.
The ECB kept rates unchanged but reintroduced the easing bias on rates, requested studies on further measures and, importantly, started talking about a symmetric inflation aim.
We expect a GDP growth to slow from 1.9% to 1.1% in 2019 and remain relatively stable at 1.2% in 2020 due to easing monetary policy and slightly fiscal stimulus, which should offset shocks from trade war and industrial sector (autos). Risks are tilted to the downside (hard Brexit and increasing global protectionism)