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 COVID-19 impact on consumption was much more intense during the first wave than in the rest of the year 2020. By sector of activity, the impact of Covid-19 has been heterogeneus too. Food and health was the most beneffited ones and tourism related sectors the most damaged.
Spending with BBVA credit and debit cards or BBVA POS terminals grew 6% year-on-year in December, 10 points more than in November, due to the rise in transactions with Spanish cards, both face-to-face (5%) and online (56%).
BBVA, Iberdrola and Telefónica have joined forces to analyze the consequences of the first wave of COVID-19 - between March and August 2020 - on household spending, electricity consumption and mobility.