Economic Research

Purpose & Philosophy

Providing insights for your 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.

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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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.

Where Are the Women?

What can employers do about decline in female labor force participation? BBVA Research explores the reasons why women are leaving the workforce and the policies that can reverse this trend. 

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U.S. After Brexit: Shaken, not Stirred

In a time of worldwide recession, the U.K.’s vote to leave the European Union is a concern for countries across the globe—including the U.S. Fortunately, the negative effects on the U.S. economy will be modest.

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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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"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