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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 Report Dutch version

Four scenarios for Europe: the economic effects

If the Single Market falls apart, the effect for the Netherlands will be disproportionate. The key economic transmission channels are: foreign trade, exchange rates, the pension funds and presence of foreign companies in the Netherlands.

Economic Comment Dutch version

Four scenarios for Europe: the conclusion

The dismantling of European integration or parts thereof may involve high costs. It is important that there is openness regarding the economic advantages and disadvantages when making decisions about the future of Europe.

Special

Hoe houdbaar is de stijging van de kapitaalmarktrente? (Dutch)

De rentemarkten weerspiegelen een te rooskleurig beeld na de forse stijging van de kapitaalmarktrentes in de tweede helft van 2016. Het ECB beleid, en dus het aankoopprogramma, gaat vooralsnog door tot eind 2017. De resultaten van dit programma zijn echter beperkt en de grenzen zijn niet oneindig oprekbaar.

Special Dutch version

Outlook 2017: Financial Markets

Is there still a ‘way back’ for the financial markets, or will Brexit and Trump lead to huge volatility? The economy is still faltering and there is a high degree of political uncertainty.

Special

EU exit contagion risk

In this Special we focus on political exit contagion risk of ‘Brexit’ to other EU countries. We look at the current political landscape in the EU and the rising trend of Euroscepticism. Although we still consider a repeat of ‘Brexit’ more unlikely than likely in all member states, some countries are certainly worth watching in the year ahead.