Sergio Cruz
Sergio Cruz

Sergio Cruz is Economist of BBVA Research in Colombia. He is an economist in our team providing economic, financial, sectorial and regulatory analysis of the Colombian economy.

Prior to joining BBVA Research, he worked for AmCham Colombia where he analyzed both Colombia and the U.S. economy, as well as the bilateral relationship. He began his career as Citi Research intern at Citibank Colombia assisting the coverage of Colombia, Peru, Central America and the Caribbean.

Mr. Cruz received his B.A. in Economics with a minor in Social Economics and a minor in Public Management from the Javeriana University in Bogota in 2019, where he is currently studying for a MSc. in Economic Theory.

Latest publications

In June 2021, the national unemployment rate stood at 14.4% and the urban unemployment rate at 17.1%, lower than the observed the same month last year, but much higher than in 2019. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained relatively stable in June and the employment level was similar to that of October 2020.
In 2021 and 2022, economic growth will be driven by the strong dynamism of internal demand and the global economy. Transitory factors will put pressure on inflation and the risk that it will take time to return, with higher activity, will lead the Central Bank to begin a tightening cycle of rates in late 2021.