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Carlijn Prins


Carlijn works as an economist at RaboResearch Global Economics & Markets.

She examines economic developments in the United Kingdom and developments around Brexit. A number of northern European countries are also included in her portfolio, namely the Ireland and the Scandinavian non-eurozone countries. In addition, she contributes to regular studies and various thematic publications.

Carlijn has worked at Economic Research in the International Macroeconomic Research team since March 2014. She studied Economics and Communication Science at the University of Amsterdam.

Publications Carlijn Prins

Economic Update

France: recovery stuck in the starting blocks

The French economy registered growth of 0.0% in 2014Q1 q-o-q, caused by weak consumer spending, poor business investment and declining net exports. We expect these trends to continue and expect therefore a very modest recovery going forward.

Country Report

Country Report France

In the short-term at least, further fiscal austerity and weak employment growth will continue to constrain economic growth. Furthermore, the French economy faces many structural challenges, but still has robust fundamentals.

Country Report

Country Report Belgium

Despite the recovery of the economy, it has lost competitiveness due to higher labour cost and lower productivity growth than European countries. The government deficit decreased below 3% of GDP but the government debt level remains high.