Sonsoles Castillo
Sonsoles Castillo
BBVA Research - Chief Economist for Financial and Economic Analysis

Sonsoles Castillo, Chief Economist for Financial and Economic Analysis at BBVA Research.

She joined BBVA Research in 1997. She has been Chief Economist for Capital Flows, for Europe and for Emerging Markets. Areas of interest, Monetary policy, European integration and Financial Markets.

Research assistant at FEDEA (Fundación de Estudios de Economía Aplicada).

Gained a Scholarship for Research Staff Training at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Alcalá de Henares.

BA Studies Economics, University of Alcalá de Henares.

Latest publications

All eyes at the beginning of 2024 are on the first monetary policy meetings, with the European Central Bank (ECB) holding its on Thursday and the U.S. Federal Reserve later this week. The meetings are unlikely to result in any action on interest rates, but there is a lot of interest in what they say.
Deep science is an innovation domain essential to the EU´s three strategic goals: sustainability, competitiveness and resilience.
Unlike previous moves, which were clearly telegraphed to the markets, this time around there was considerable uncertainty over the ECB’s decision on interest rates: to pause or to hike? Notably, President Christine Lagarde’s press conference following the meeting revealed that the decision was indeed a split one.