Rubén Veiga
Rubén Veiga

Rubén Veiga has been an Economist in BBVA Research's Spain and Portugal Unit since September 2020. He is currently studying for a PhD at Universidad Carlos III (Carlos III University). His areas of interest are macroeconomics, labor economics and public debt.

He has previously taught as an assistant professor on several courses at Universidad Carlos III.

He graduated with a degree in Physics from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Autonomous University of Madrid) in 2012, and earned a master's degree in Economic Analysis from the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (Autonomous University of Barcelona) in 2014.

Latest publications

Spain was the Eurozone country that recorded the largest rebound in the household saving rate in the first half of last year. Health restrictions and the fear of contagion were the main factors behind the increase in family savings.
Household savings increased by a factor of 2.3 in 2020 as a result of the restrictions imposed by the epidemiological situation and the fear of contagion. Moving forward, the absorption of excess savings is a source of uncertainty that could mean an upward bias to short term growth.
Research, development and innovation (R+D+I) are undoubtedly pending issues in Spain. Poor performance in this area has severe consequences for our economy. For example, the fact that there has been no growth in labor productivity in recent years and the resulting impact on wages.