Searcher
Tomasa Rodrigo
Tomasa Rodrigo
Lead Economist
Madrid

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

Consumption growth rates showed a rebound in August in most countries, especially in services and tourism related sectors. In most countries card spending has gained more pull against cash.
Card spending in August was 35% higher than in Aug-19 (28% in July). Transactions with Spanish cards gained momentum, especially non-face-to-face (139%), while those with foreign cards narrowed the gap with 2019 figures.
Card purchases in July were 28% higher than those made in the same month of 2019. The increase in spending with Spanish cards, both in person and online, offset the decline in transactions with foreign cards. However, they moderated their decline, especially in the face-to-face channel.