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

The recovery of the Spanish economy has been characterized by the sectoral concentration of job creation. Of the 2.5 million jobs created in the country between 2013 and 2018, nearly half have come from the hospitality and commerce sectors as well as the entire public sector, which represent just under 40% of the GDP.
Employment in the hospitality industry has seen significant growth during the period of economic recovery in Spain. In some provinces on the Mediterranean coast, the sector has accounted for a third of employment since 2013. These provinces are vulnerable to the slowdown in the hospitality sector, given the lack of dynamism in other sectors.