Inteligencia Económica

Inteligencia Económica Inc. is a local consulting firm founded in 2006 by economist Gustavo Vélez. We specialize in the

preparation of economic studies and analysis for local and international businesses. Our team works hard to provide clients the economic intelligence they need to grow their businesses and take the best decisions in an uncertain economic reality. 


While economic analysis is our main consulting area, we also provide workshops and presentations for individual and corporate strategic planning. Our office publishes periodic economic reports to its clients through the portal economiapr.com. This solution includes other analysis tools available for interested clients.

Our Team
Gustavo Vélez, Founder


Chantal Benet, Senior Economist

cia.benet@economiapr.com | Phone: 787-420-3380

Gustavo has a master's degree in economics from the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras campus with a 10-year experience in the public service, including having been an economic adviser in La Fortaleza.


He has advised and carried out studies for important local and multinational companies, has collaborated with several media outlets including CNN en Español, is a permanent columnist for business issues at El Nuevo Día and produces and co-moderates "Tu Dinero Seguro" a radio program that airs every Saturday in WKAQ 580. He has multiple publications such as Puerto Rico's Debt Crisis: Challenges and Opportunities, and El Último Tajetazo

Graduated with a bachelor's degree in economics and finance from the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras campus where she actively participated in associations, including acting secretary of the Social Sciences and Economics Student Association. Since graduation, she has worked in the financial sector as an analyst at banks such as Oriental Bank and Banco Popular.


Since 2012, she has been working in Inteligencia Económica where she is responsible for the economic analysis and research division. At the moment she is completing her master's degree in economics at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus and attaining a Juris Doctor at the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico.

Victoria López, Economist

v.lopez@economiapr.com | Phone: 787-308-4743

Armando del Valle Muñoz, Esq.


Graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras campus, with a bachelor's degree in economics. Victoria started in Inteligencia Económico under the firm's internship program when she was president of the Social Sciences and Economics Student Association.


Since her graduation, she has continued her work on the firm as an economist. As of 2018, she began her post-graduate studies, Juris Doctor, in the University of Puerto Rico, RP campus.


Armando del Valle has over 18 years of experience in international relations between Puerto Rico and foreign countries, specifically the Dominican Republic, where Armando served as Chair Officer for the  Puerto Rico Office in Santo Domingo. He currently serves as an advisor in trade negotiations for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Dominican Republic


He has also dedicated years as a professor in multiple universities including Columbia Centro Universitario, Mech-Tech College - where he also develops new projects for the university's expansion - and is currently a professor on Legal Matters on International Commerce in the University of Puerto Rico, Humacao Campus. 


Our Mission
Inteligencia Economica's Scholarship

Puerto Rican students struggle with the economic crisis, the same as everyone, and many do not receive government scholarships or their parents' help. President of the firm, Gustavo Vélez knew he had a platform to make a change and decided to create a scholarship from the proceeds of his book La Luz al Final del Túnel


All proceeds from this book go directly to the scholarship. Student's must be in their third or fourth year and studying economy in the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedra campus, and an active member of the Asociación de Estudiantes de Economía de Ciencias Sociales


If you want to buy the book La Luz al Final del Túnel and contribute to the scholarship you can do so here: 


Paid Internship Program


The majority of our team where proud members of the Social Sciences' Economic Student Association during their student years and recognize that without the Association they wouldn't be where they are today. That's why our firm created a program with a paid internship for students interested in the economy, finance, and other social sciences. 


Students who've participated in the internship went on to study master degrees in the University of Barcelona, went on to work as analysts in the island's largest financial institution, while others were hired to our firm once they graduated. 


Our mission with this program is to give students real-world experiences and hands-on knowledge in the consulting world. 


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