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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

Special Dutch version

Trump’s impact on the economy

As of January 20, Donald J. Trump is President of the United States. In this Special we sketch the changes in economic policy that we should expect in the coming years, in particular in the areas of fiscal stimulus, trade policy, and energy policy. We also look at effects on US public debt sustainability, and market implications.

Country Report

Croatia: successful reforms much needed but unlikely

Croatia’s short term outlook has improved on the back of higher private consumption, investment and exports. Unfortunately, chances of successful structural and fiscal reforms by the new government are dim, due to its small and likely unstable majority.