MAPFRE launches an ‘Economic Observatory’ featuring top-tier experts
- The Observatory is made up of a group of eight leading experts who will shed light on the future of the Spanish and world economy.
- Manuel Aguilera, MAPFRE Economics General Manager, will manage the Observatory jointly with Carlos Sánchez, Deputy Director of El Confidencial,
MAPFRE, through MAPFRE Economic Research, has created an Observatory aimed at fostering qualified expert discussions on the economic evolution in Spain. It focuses on the challenges and trends shaping our long-term growth agenda and competitiveness, as well as the macroeconomic and international factors influencing our economy.
The Observatory comprises a team of eight highly skilled experts dedicated to providing clear and objective analysis on various topics. Their aim is to help society make well-informed decisions about their personal and professional lives by offering insights into the factors influencing their daily routines and contributing to greater financial literacy. It also comes at a crucial juncture, amidst significant uncertainty, with central banks grappling with inflation control, and a backdrop of escalating geopolitical tensions.
Manuel Aguilera, MAPFRE Economics General Manager, will manage the Observatory jointly with Carlos Sánchez, Deputy Director of El Confidencial, the media outlet covering each discussion. “We firmly believe that open, well-rounded discussions are essential to unraveling the complexities of economic phenomena. That’s why we’ve launched this Observatory. The goal is to create a platform encouraging the exchange of ideas about the global, European, and Spanish economies, drawing from diverse professional backgrounds and economic perspectives. It’s definitely an ambition that matches the complex challenges the world economy faces today,” explains Aguilera.
The Economic Observatory will meet four times a year, on a quarterly basis. The first three meetings will be private, but the key takeaways from each discussion will be shared through El Confidencial. The fourth and final meeting will be a public event, open to the general public and other media outlets.
The first of the four scheduled meetings, which took place at El Confidencial’s headquarters last week, touched on three key topics related to the new economic cycle. This cycle, characterized by a slowdown in activity levels and the possible continuation of inflationary pressures, is heavily influenced by structural economic factors and the current geopolitical landscape.