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Alexandra Dumitru

Economist

Alexandra Dumitru works as macro-economist for RaboResearch Global Economics & Markets.

Her main responsibility are economic and political developments in the UK and Ireland, including Brexit. Alexandra is also involved in research and projects regarding climate change and energy, such as the UNEP FI TCFD workgroup.

Alexandra has been working as an economist for Rabobank since February 2013. In the first five years she focused on country risk research and policy in various regions, including four years of bearing responsibility for Latin America. In the past, Alexandra held various positions at UTZ Certified, a certification programme for sustainable agriculture, and at the Private Sector Investment Programme (PSI), a development cooperation subsidy programme of the Dutch government aimed at alleviating poverty through economic development. Alexandra holds a degree in Economics from VU University Amsterdam.

Publications Alexandra Dumitru

Country Report

Argentina: normalizing the economy, a tough balancing act

The Argentinian government is sustaining efforts to open up and normalize the economy, but it is shifting to a more gradual approach given social and political constraints. Important successes have already been booked on the external front.

Special Dutch version

The GCC: going cold turkey on oil?

The oil-rich Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries suffer from the oil price slump while diversification will prove difficult. In the short-run, the necessary budgetary consolidation Oman, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia will weigh on political risk.

Country Report

South Korea: still going strong

Government stimulus helps South Korea’s economy hold ground against domestic and external headwinds. Tensions with North Korea picked up, but are unlikely to have severe consequences.

Economic Comment

Brazil: Lula’s interrogation, check mate for Dilma?

On 4 March the Federal Police held former president Lula for questioning in the Lava Jato corruption case. President Rousseff is now less likely to finish her term. This does not necessarily translate into significant policy improvement.

Country Report

Argentina: economic transition full speed ahead

Following opposition victory in the November 2015 Argentinian elections, Argentina changes course on economic policy. The shift is good for the business environment, but not without implementation risks.