The United States division of BBVA Research, whose chief economist is Nathaniel Karp in Houston, focuses on analysis of the US economy and Federal Reserve monetary policy. In macroeconomic analysis, the team creates models and forecasts for growth, inflation and monetary policy. The division pays special attention to the regional outlook and industries, including real estate, energy, high tech, healthcare and banking. Noteworthy publications include “Fed Watch,” which follows Federal Reserve policy, and the "US Economic Outlook," which provides in-depth analysis on a number of economic subjects. The "Economic Watch" analyzes themes such as credit, unemployment, public finances and local economies, with special emphasis on the Sunbelt states where BBVA has operations.
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