Searcher
Sonsoles Castillo
Sonsoles Castillo
Chief Economist for Financial and Economic Analysis
Madrid

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

The central banks of the major developed economies will be closely monitored as they are heading for the exit strategy, i.e. the unwinding of the massive monetary stimulus rolled out during the COVID-19 crisis. The challenge is huge because of a combination of three elements.
Refinancing operations are a core monetary policy tool to provide liquidity for credit institutions. Recently, some central banks, such as the Bank of Japan (BoJ), have started to align their objectives with the goal of a transition to a low-carbon economy, linking its monetary policy to climate change objectives
These were the words of Christine Lagarde, when she began to field the round of questions at last Thursday's press conference after the European Central Bank's (ECB) monetary policy meeting — giving the impression that this had been the main topic of discussion.