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October 10, 2019

A New Colombian Consumer: Habits and Trends

The trends of Colombian consumers in the last 10 years have been changing. The structure, income, purchasing power and consumption habits have been fundamental when profiling a new Colombian consumer.

September 27, 2019

Colombia| Economic analysis: competition and work more than welcome

A new Congress initiative seeks to create a barrier to the active and competitive participation of economists in issues related to the profession, creating rents to particular institutions and limiting the arrival of new voices to the arena. We insist that the Congress agenda should rather be used in more urgent maters.

September 19, 2019

Use of technology in the daily life of the Colombian economy

There are 29m Internet users in Colombia, however the use of digital banking is still low but growing. There are access gaps between rural and urban and income levels. In businesses, there is a significant gap in the use of ICTs by the size of the business, smaller business argue they don’t find a benefit in them.

September 16, 2019

Colombia | Global and regional scenario in one word

The current global and regional scenarios for the Colombian economy are challenging. Volatility and uncertainty are the daily bread and we quickly move from the novel of the commercial war between the United States and China to the novel of Brexit.

September 6, 2019

Challenging global and regional scenario for Colombia

As a small economy, Colombia is not immune to the reality of the global context. Short- and medium-term scenarios can be affected by exchange rate volatility, weakening investment, fiscal deficit, current account deficit and informality in the labor market.

August 30, 2019

Colombia | The debate on economic issues

I feel that we are falling short, economists, in making the debates that the country needs. In terms of growth, for example, and its lack of relationship with some leading indicators. Inflation, about the risks that the shocks again move us away from the fiscal or fiscal goals and their long-term impact.

August 30, 2019

Disentangling Vulnerability through Consumer Behavior: The Role of Financial Health

This paper analyzes the effect of financial participation on consumer's financial vulnerability, which is pervasive in the developing world. The financial behavior of consumers (i.e. financial health) has a greater positive effect on financial vulnerability than the narrower concept of financial inclusion.

August 23, 2019

Colombia | The night is darker when we close our eyes

A possible recession in the US economy has led to a change in the language and direction of the monetary policy of major central banks around the world. The signals emitted by the global economy produced a risk scenario that was reflected in the purchase of safe-haven assets.