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Ester Barendregt

Senior Economist

Ester is a Senior Economist at RaboResearch Global Economics & Markets.

She analyses developments in the global economy and translates themes such as the impact of Trumpism and the future of Europe into publications and presentations for clients. 

Previously, Ester worked as a (senior) advisor at the Dutch Ministry of Finance and the International Monetary Fund. She obtained a master's degree in International Economics at the University of Maastricht, and studied political science at Sciences Po(litiques) in Paris.

Publications Ester Barendregt

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.

Economic Update

France’s 2019 budget to reduce size of government

French President Macron struggles with low approval ratings and decreasing economic confidence, despite a strong parliamentary mandate for reform and upward economic potential. The 2019 budget proposal reduces the size of government, modest improvements in public finances and stimulus for private demand.

Column

Veertig kwartalen later (Dutch)

Een terugblik biedt zicht op de omvang van het welvaartsverlies van de grote financiële crisis. De lessen van toen én regelmatige economische ramingen helpen om tekenen van een volgende crisis tijdig te herkennen.