Searcher
Tomasa Rodrigo
Tomasa Rodrigo
Lead Economist
Spain

Tomasa Rodrigo is currently Lead Economist at BBVA Research in charge of Big Data projects for economic, social and geopolitical analysis. She has a large experience working with cloud infrastructures, large databases of a financial and social nature (media and social networks). She has published several articles about tracking geopolitical, social and economic events with Big Data and has been mentioned in well-known blogs like O’Reilly or Forbes.

She has a degree in Economics from the University of Granada (Summa Cum Laude), where she worked as research assistant for two years. She has a Master in Economic Analysis at the Carlos III University of Madrid (Thesis Score: 10/10) and she worked as a teacher of Econometrics during a year. She also has a master in Big Data provided by IBM.

She has published in academic journals as Eurasian Journal of Social Science and has worked in newspapers and magazines like El Pais and Cataluña Económica. She has presented in important forums of Data Science such as Central Banks, Big Data Spain, Machine Learning Spain and Google Cloud Summit.

She has also been an associate professor in Carlos III University and taught in several masters about Data Science and the use of Big Data.

Latest publications

The increase in face-to-face card spending slowed down to 0.5% year-on-year last week, due to both the lower growth of purchases with Spanish cards (8%) and the greater decline in transactions with foreign cards (-54%).
This is a weekly publication based on high-frequency and high-resolution aggregated and anonymised transaction data from BBVA to analyse the dynamics in real time of expenditure in the countries where BBVA operates during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Growth in face-to-face card spending stabilized at 1% year-on-year between July 13 and 19. Purchases with Spanish cards rose by 8%, while transactions with foreign cards slowed their decline to -55%.