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

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.
Galicia has been, in recent years, one of Spain's most dynamic regional economies. According to data from Spanish Regional Accounting, it is the region with the third highest cumulative growth between 2015 and 2017. Thus, it is just below Catalonia and Murcia, and above others such as Madrid, Castile-La Mancha and the Balearic Islands.