Economic Research

Purpose & Philosophy

Providing insights for your bright future

The BBVA Research U.S. Team produces in-depth, objective, and forward-looking analysis on economic, financial, and industry topics that are important to you and BBVA Compass. We strive to help you understand and anticipate future economic developments, so you can make informed personal and business-related decisions.

What defines our work:
  • In-depth: Our quantitative, data-based research focuses on a wide range of topics, including macroeconomics, monetary policy, banking, regional, and industry analysis.
  • Objective: An unbiased approach allows us to properly balance risk and opportunity in our analysis.
  • Forward-looking: We provide independent forecasts and scenario development for a variety of economic and financial variables.

U.S. Economic Reports

In-depth analysis of U.S. economics

Find timely reports on the U.S. market, with an eye to macroeconomics, monetary policy, and regional and industry analysis.

Tax Reform and Home Prices

Doubling the standard deduction will increase the incentives to rent . The lower cap on mortgage interest deduction can lower prices of homes in higher price ranges over time. Is there cause for concern?

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Technology Puts Consumers in the Driver's Seat

Digital technology will continue to empower consumers, granting them deeper product and pricing transparency, control over different layers of the value chain, and refinement of experiences.

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Cloud Banking or Banking in the Clouds?

What are the potential risks and benefits of cloud computing for banks? Before making the switch, banks must weigh challenges against future cost and time savings.

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Real-Life Economics 

Stories that impact your life

Economics isn’t just for bankers—it’s data that shapes your world. Get the facts on U.S. economic trends impacting your everyday life.

Back to School: Trends in Spending and How to Save Money

The average family will spend nearly $700 on going back to school—and that doesn't count tuition or student fees. But there are lots of ways to save money. 

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The Growing Demand—and Need—for Sustainable Foods

Sustainable agriculture is the future, but how will we get away from machine-farmed food? Discover what we can do to positively change things for ourselves and the planet as a whole.

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"The BBVA Research team provides our stakeholders with the data and analysis required for an in-depth understanding of global and domestic economic issues."

Nathaniel Karp, Chief Economist USA