Pep Ruiz
Pep Ruiz
Principal Economist

•Degree in Economics, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona

•Adviser at the Office of the Prime Minister (1995)

•Associate Professor, Universidad Carlos III (1996)

•General Director of the Public Rental Agency (SPA) (2005-2007)

•Real Estate Analysis Director at Analistas Financieros Internacionales (2007-2009)

•At BBVA since 1997

Latest publications

At the start of 2019, growth returns to Madrid and the Mediterranean area, due to the dynamism of private consumption, domestic tourism and, to a lesser extent, exports of goods
BBVA Research's scenario is confirmed: GDP growth has moved toward the peninsular center and weakened in Levante. However, recovery across much of northern Spain has been slowed due to the weakness of the industrial sector. GDP growth exceeded the 2.6% national average in only five of Spain's autonomous regions: Madrid, Cantabria, Navarra, Castilla-La Mancha and Galicia.