Pilar Más Rodríguez
Pilar Más Rodríguez
Principal Economist

Pilar Más is a Principal Economist at BBVA Research, where she works on economic analysis and research on Climate Change and Sustainability, aligned with BBVA's strategic priority.

Pilar has worked in the Spain and Portugal team at BBVA Research, on macroeconomic, sectoral and fiscal analysis for the Spanish economy.

Previously, she spent a large part of her professional career in the Spanish Public Administration and, in particular, in the Ministry of Economy, where she held several management positions. She was Director General for Macroeconomic Analysis and International Finance and Executive Advisor at the Spanish Treasury.

She led the representation of Spain in the Economic Policy Committees of the European Union and of the OECD, as well as in the main multilateral banks, including the World Bank Group, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and CAF-Development Bank of Latin America, among others.

She has been a Member of the Higher Statistics Council; of the Inter-territorial Commission for Development Cooperation and of the Board of Trustees of the Spanish Foundation for International Cooperation, Health and Social Policy. Member of the Management Board of the ‘Centro para el Desarrollo Tecnológico Industrial (CDTI)’, of the ‘Sociedad Estatal España. Expansión Exterior S.A.’ and of the ‘Comisionado del Mercado de Tabacos’.

She has a degree in Mathematics from the Complutense University of Madrid, a degree in Economics from the National University of Distance Education (UNED), a Master´s degree in Public Management from the Institute for Fiscal Studies and the School of Industrial Organization (EOI) and an Executive Development Program by IESE. She is a member of the Higher Board of Central Government Statisticians.

In the academic field, she has been Associate Professor of Degree at Complutense University of Madrid and Associate Professor of Master Degree at University of Alcalá. She has been a speaker in national and international conferences and seminars about economy and finance.

Latest publications

In order to analyze national tourism flows in Spain and identify possible patterns and changes in preferences due to the pandemic, gravity models have been estimated using data on card spending by BBVA customers outside their usual province of residence in 2018-2021.
Inflation is at record highs and is expected to remain at high levels, involving a major challenge for Governments and monetary authorities. The fight against climate change and the transition to a more sustainable economy would have contributed, in part, to the increase in energy prices.
In the current global socio-economic context, and especially after the COVID-19 crisis, digitization and sustainability have become key elements of economic and social transformation, being particularly relevant to understand and analyze how both interact.