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Björn Giesbergen

Senior Economist

Björn Giesbergen works as a senior economist at RaboResearch Global Economics & Markets.

He focuses on developments in China, Japan and a number of other countries in the Asia-Pacific region. Björn regularly lectures on economic themes to Rabobank clients.

He previously was economist for RaboResearch The Netherlands and trainee at the Dutch Ministry of Finance. Björn studied International Economics and Finance at Tilburg University and Economics at the University of Amsterdam.

Publications Björn Giesbergen

Economic Comment

China: weak start of the Year of the Pig

The first months of 2019 show a mixed, but weak picture as far as economic activity is concerned. The National People’s Congress of 2019 focused on emphasizing stability, but this was combined with contradictory goals.

Economic Comment

Japan: Economic recovery on the cards?

We expect the Japanese economy to recover moderately in the fourth quarter of 2018, and this will continue in the first quarter of 2019, but we do not foresee any surprises from the central bank in terms of policy changes. Inflation has not picked up yet, and risks remain tilted to the downside.

Economic Quarterly Report Dutch version

Global economic outlook: The economy has peaked

Global growth will decline moderately in the coming years, both in advanced and emerging market economies. Persistent risks such as escalation of the trade war or a disorderly Brexit are a permanent concern in this slowdown.