Rodolfo Méndez-Marcano is Principal Economist in BBVA Research, where he is currently responsible for expanding, adaptating improving and managing the statistical tools necessary to ensure the global consistency among the macroeconomic and financial forecasts and risk scenarios designed by BBVA Research for the many economies relevant to the Group management.
Additionally, he coordinates collaborative projects with international scholars and public institutions for expanding and improving the macro-quantitative tools necessary to assess the impact of Governments' macroeconomic and financial policies and reforms on the macreconomic and financial variables of the latter economies.
He has been consultant in statistical and macroeconomic issues for the Central Bank and Finance Ministry of Venezuela and several Development Banks and multilateral organizations, and has taught macroeconomics and econometrics in Venezuelan and Spanish universities.
He is Phd in Statistics by Universidad Simón Bolívar and has got a Master in Economics by Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He is the author of the textbook "Macroeconomics and Oil", published by Pearson/Prentice-Hall (Mexico, 2008) and other publications focused in the study of oil and emerging economies.