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Erwin Blaauw

Head Country Risk/Senior Economist

Erwin Blaauw works as head of country risk and senior economist at RaboResearch Global Economics & Markets.

Erwin graduated in Development Economics at the University and Research Centre in Wageningen (WUR). Erwin has gained experience on nearly all emerging markets and developing countries in his role as analyst. Moreover, Erwin is continuously involved in the development and redevelopment of country risk policies and models. 

Publications Erwin Blaauw

Special Dutch version

How fast is China actually growing?

In this Special, we present our newly developed indicator for monitoring economic growth in China: the China Activity Indicator (CAI). In addition to five traditional indicators (such as electricity output), this also includes an indicator of private consumption. According to the CAI, growth in China in 2015 is closer to 5% than 7%.

Country Report

Country Report Malaysia

Growth in Malaysia is expected to slow slightly in the coming years. Lower oil prices will hurt government income in 2015. As the political career of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has ended, the opposition coalition has been weakened.

Country Report

Country Report India

India is experiencing an upward momentum. Growth is accelerating and the government is incrementally implementing needed reforms, inflation is easing and the current account deficit has narrowed.

Country Report

Country report Indonesia

The reform process in Indonesia is not expected to speed up markedly under the new government, but growth is expected to accelerate somewhat. Indonesia remains vulnerable to deteriorating financial markets sentiment.

Country Report

Country Report Bangladesh

The political environment in Bangladesh has calmed in recent months and the AL government is likely to sit out its term in office. Growth is strengthening, albeit only very slightly, and the current account surplus will narrow further.

Country Report

Country Report Maldives

On the back of a recovery of the tourism sector, GDP growth is picking up. Political stability has returned in the short-term following the victory of President Yameen and his PPM party in the 2013 presidential and March 2014 parliamentary elections.