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Miguel Jiménez
Miguel Jiménez
Lead Economist
Spain

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

Three months after approving a Pandemic Emergency Purchase Program (PEPP) for an initial EUR 750 billion in response to the COVID-19 crisis, at its most recent meeting, the European Central Bank (ECB) agreed to expand the program by a further EUR 600 billion.
The ECB packed quite a punch today as it boosted its COVID-19 response strategy with a larger than expected expansion of its QE purchases under the Pandemic Emergency Purchase Program (PEPP), by €600 bn, to a total of €1350 bn and extended the purchase horizon to at least the end of June 2021.
The draft for the European fiscal stimulus laid out last week by the European Commission—which builds on the recent Franco-German proposal to establish a Recovery Fund—has two interpretations and both are positive.