Miguel Jiménez
Miguel Jiménez
Lead Economist

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

We knew that things in Europe might not be easy after the summer given the risk of a second wave of the pandemic. But the new outbreaks—which everyone knew were coming—may have arrived earlier than expected.
The meeting did not provide any surprises on the reaction by the ECB to the hottest topics - inflation figures and the appreciation of the euro. The ECB continues to be very cautious but does not seem to be ready to extend the PEPP for the moment, unless further risks on the pandemic and on the economy materialize.
The European Union has reached a deal on its recovery fund, Next Generation (NGEU), that will play a significant role in the future of European economies. Difficult negotiations have shown that divisions remain but the outcome has been very positive.