Víctor Echevarría
Víctor Echevarría
Senior Economist

Victor Echevarria is a senior economist for Spain in BBVA Research.

Previously he was a senior macroeconomics and financial markets analyst at Analistas Financieros Internacionales (AFI). Before joining AFI he worked at BNP Paribas in London as an economist for the eurozone and in BBVA as country risk analyst. Prior to this his experience was in public institutions, such as the Bank of Spain and the International Monetary Fund.

He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Carlos III University in Madrid and a Master’s Degree and PhD from Complutense University in Madrid. He has been published in prestigious academic journals covering matters pertaining to the Spanish economy and the eurozone. He is currently enrolled in a master’s programme in Data Analysis and Big Data at Escuela de Finanzas Aplicadas.

Latest publications

It is no secret: employment has grown continuously in Spain since 2013. Social Security registrations have increased by 20% since employment began to recover — for every five people registered before, there are now almost six.
In recent months, the index of economic policy uncertainty has recorded the largest increase since 2012. The decomposition of the index using an algorithm shows that the increase has been due to trade disputes and brexit. In October, domestic uncertainty also rose.
Growth revised downwards due to weak European consumption and demand, with more impact on northern regions and tourist destinations.