Searcher
Sirenia Vázquez
Sirenia Vázquez
Principal Economist
Madrid

Sirenia Vázquez is Principal Economist, member of the Big Data team at BBVA Research. Her research mainly focuses in using large databases to study social, macroeconomic, financial, regional and sectorial issues related to the Spanish and Global economy.

She has worked in BBVA Research since 2013, when she joined the Mexican unit. In 2019 she moved to the BBVA Research team based in Madrid.

She has wide experience working in both public and private sectors. Before joining BBVA Research she worked as Director of Economic Studies at the National Banking and Securities Commission in Mexico (CNBV), and previously held different research positions in private and public financial institutions and in the Ministry of Social Development in Mexico.

She has a degree in Economics from Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE), and a Master in Risk Management from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM). She is a certified Data Scientist from Universidad de Navarra.

Latest publications

Card purchases increased by 51% year-on-year in April (39% in March). Growth was greater in the online channel (81%) than in the face-to-face channel (40%), and both transactions with Spanish cards and, above all, with foreign cards gained momentum.
Card spending up 39% YoY in March (53% in February). Progress was greater in the online channel (74%) than in the face-to-face channel (25%). The slowdown in growth was more pronounced in face-to-face purchases, especially with foreign cards.
Card spending grew by 45% year-on-year in January (31% in Dec-21). The advance was greater in the online channel (62%) than in the face-to-face channel (38%), and both purchases with Spanish cards and with foreign cards rebounded.