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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

Country Report

Chile: economic reality holds back reforms

Despite low copper prices, growth picks up modestly on the back of government stimulus and external rebalancing, but risks remain tilted to the downside. Economic reality and Bachelet’s low popular approval rates hold back reform ambitions.