About us

Directorate General Economics, Statistics and Research

The Directorate General Economics, Statistics and Research is responsible for:

  • Conducting the studies and research needed to advise the governing and management bodies of the Banco de España on economic and financial matters within the sphere of the Spanish, European and international economy, and for the ongoing monitoring of the formulation and implementation of the Eurosystem’s monetary policy.
  • Compiling, analysing and disseminating the statistics entrusted to the Banco de España.
  • Drafting the Annual report and other reports and publications in the areas within its remit, and taking the steps necessary to disseminate analysis of the economic situation and of monetary policy.
  • Collaborating with other national and international agencies and fora on matters of economic and financial analysis and monetary policy, and compiling the relevant information derived from the exercise of the above-mentioned competencies and conveying it to the related Banco de España bodies.
  • Conducting the preparatory, advisory and monitoring work relating to the Banco de España’s participation in European institutions and in connection with the above-mentioned competencies, and, in particular, relating to the meetings of the Governing Council and General Council of the European Central Bank and the Economic and Financial Committee of the European Union.
  • Developing and managing the international relations of the Banco de España outside the scope of the European institutions and with the main international organisations and multilateral institutions, including in particular the monitoring and analysis of the IMF’s activity.
  • Coordinating international cooperation, including technical assistance, by the Banco de España with other national central banks, financial supervisors and other similar public agencies.
  • Studying and monitoring the political, economic and solvency-related developments in countries of relevance for the purposes of the financial risk assumed by Spanish institutions, in step with its regulatory function in respect of country-risk provisions.
  • Managing the Banco de España Library.

The current director general of the Directorate General Economics, Statistics and Research is Óscar Arce.