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Rodolfo Méndez-Marcano

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.


Latest Publications

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Financial and fiscal shocks in the Great Recession and recovery of the Spanish economy

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We present a new model to understand the effects of financial, fiscal, international trade, labour market and other shocks in the great recession and recovery of the Spanish economy. The model also allows us to simulate the effects of permanent and transitory changes in exogenous variables, in order to have an ex-ante evaluation of macroeconomic policies.

Geographies:Spain

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Global Economic Outlook. Second Quarter 2016

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The strength of the global economy will continue to be shaped by financial markets which have to cope with a great variety of potential risks against the background of different economic forces consistent with anaemic growth.

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Latin America Economic Outlook. Second quarter 2015

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LatAm growth will remain low in 2015 and will slowly pick up in 2016, though still below the region’s potential level. Unevenness will continue in the region, with Brazil in recession and the Pacific Alliance growing at around 3%.

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Global Economic Outlook. Second quarter 2015

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World is suffering from the slowdown in the emerging economies. Global risk aversion, Fed rates and emerging markets: US growth and local vulnerabilities are key.

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Fiscal Sustainability and Economic Growth in Bolivia

Document Number 14/06

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The paper proposes and apply a macroeconometric methodology which allows dissentangling the role played by fiscal sustainability shocks in the Bolivian economic growth performance

Geographies:Latin America

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Technology, Employment, and the Oil-Countries' Business Cycle

Document Number 14/05

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The study disentangles the role of technology, demand, and oil price shocks in Oil-Countries business cycle

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