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Elwin de Groot

Chief International Economist and eurozone-strategist

Elwin is Chief International Economist and eurozone-strategist at RaboResearch Global Economics & Markets.

Expertise: International and European economies, ECB and money markets, foreign exchange and interest rates

Experience: Senior Economist at Fortis Bank, researcher and project leader on regional economic issues at TNO-Inro (Dutch Organization for Applied Scientific Research). Master in Economics Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Profile: Elwin’s focus areas are the Eurozone and money markets. His drive comes from a fascination for what makes financial markets tick. And what is better than having a job in which you practice your hobby?

Elwin has almost twenty years of experience in economic research and regularly speaks with the (inter)national press, on television and for (large) clients of Rabobank. He has even experienced rising interest rates! Elwin is one of the Netherlands’ most well-known ‘ECB Watchers’ and brings to stage a large amount of experience, both in terms of economics and in terms of communication skills. Making complex matter understandable for a broad audience is one of his strengths. A lecture is only successful if clients feel that their perspective on the world has changed and that their voice has been heard.

 

Publications Elwin de Groot

Economic Comment

Eurozone inflation cannot keep up with strong economic growth

Economic growth in the Eurozone exceeded expectations in the third quarter of 2017. Growth is heading for 2.3 percent in 2017. Still, in the short term, core inflation is unlikely to reach the levels the ECB would deem 'durable and self-sustaining'.

Economic Quarterly Report

Rente en valuta: aan de vooravond van meer turbulentie? (Dutch)

De afbouw van het ECB opkoopprogramma is aanstaande. Hoewel dit de obligatiemarkt zeker zal testen, verwachten wij uiteindelijk geen hogere kapitaalmarktrentes. Op de valutamarkt rekenen wij wel op een aanhoudend sterke euro.

Special

Low wage growth in the Eurozone to limit the ECB’s upside

Eurozone (core) inflation is likely to stay low for longer. This is driven by lower wage growth for an extended period of time and give cyclical and structural explanations. This means the ECB is unlikely to raise interest rates before 2019.

Economic Quarterly Report

Rente en Valuta: nieuw realisme? (Dutch)

In de rentemarkten is het optimisme over de plannen van Trump wat getemperd, hoewel een renteverhoging door de Fed op korte termijn nu zeer waarschijnlijk lijkt. In Europa blijft politieke onzekerheid een belangrijke factor voor zowel de rente- als valutamarkt in de komende maanden, wat een reden is om geen substantiële monetaire beleidswijzigingen door de ECB te verwachten.