Searcher
Virginia Pou
Virginia Pou
Senior Economist
Spain

Virginia Pou Bell has been an economist at BBVA Research since 2006. Her responsibilities include the analysis and monitoring of the fiscal policy of the Spanish public administrations. She also monitors the financial and non-financial accounts of the institutional sectors.


Previously, she worked at Consultores de las Administraciones Públicas within the Afi Group (2000–2006) as responsible for the Autonomic Analysis area and in the accounting and treasury department of Sermico, S.A. (1996–2000).


She graduated in Economic and Business Science from the Complutense University of Madrid in 1996.

Latest publications

Budget implementation in April 2019 slightly worsens the dynamics of 2018. During the 2019-2020 period, and in no policy change scenario, the pace of adjustment of the public deficit would be moderating compared to that observed in previous years
This paper analyzes the digitalization of public administrations in Spain with a double objective: to know the progress in the provision of digital public services and to identify the sociodemographic determinants that affect the probability of citizens using electronic administration
The public deficit in Spain was reduced by half a percentage point of GDP to 2.5% in 2018, above the drop predicted by BBVA Research, confirming the repeated failure to meet its stability target (-2.2% of GDP).