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Hugo Erken

Senior Economist

Hugo Erken works as a senior economist at RaboResearch Global Economics & Markets.

He is a country analyst for the US, Canada, Mexico, India and a number of other South Asian countries. In addition, he works on economic forecasting, scenario analysis and a wide range of macro-economic topics, with a special interest in the labour market and productivity. Previously, Hugo was an analyst for China, the euro area, Germany and France.

Hugo graduated in International Economics at Radboud University Nijmegen and wrote his PhD dissertation on Productivity, R&D and Entrepreneurship at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. Previously, Hugo has worked for the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, the Dutch Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment, and the CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis.

Publications Hugo Erken

Economic Report

Eén jaar na de verkiezing van Donald Trump: hoe hangt de vlag erbij? (Dutch)

Op 8 november 2017 is het precies één jaar geleden dat Donald Trump werd gekozen als 45ste president van de Verenigde Staten. Trump heeft nog weinig van zijn verkiezingsbeloftes ingelost, maar de kansen op een belastingverlaging zijn gestegen en er zijn eerste stappen gezet naar meer protectionisme.

Economic Comment

India: what is the economic impact of the new stimulus package?

The announced stimulus package in October will support the ailing banking sector, but we expect limited additional effects on economic growth of India (of 0.2ppts in fiscal year 2018/2019). Moreover, it is a missed opportunity that the package does not contain measures to foster total factor productivity growth.

Column

Brexit en de wijze lessen van mevrouw Calabrië (Dutch)

Menig econoom heeft de afgelopen tijd op de achterkant van een bierviltje wat sommetjes zitten maken over de mogelijke effecten van de Brexit. En uiteraard kon RaboResearch niet achterblijven met een berekening. Maar we kwamen er al snel achter dat de Brexit zo complex is, dat zelfs een flinke stapel bierviltjes niet toereikend is.

Special Dutch version

The permanent damage of Brexit

The economic costs of a Brexit in 2030 are expected to range between GBP 400bn (hard Brexit) and GBP 260bn (soft Brexit), compared to a scenario where the UK would continue to be a member of the EU (Bremain). This equals £11,500 - £7,500 per British worker.

Special

Assessing the economic impact of Brexit: background report

The economic costs of a Brexit in 2030 are expected to range between GBP 400bn (hard Brexit) and GBP 260bn (soft Brexit), compared to a scenario where the UK would continue to be a member of the EU (Bremain). This equals £11,500 - £7,500 per British worker.

Economic Report

Latin America: Trump-eting throughout the region

A large-scale protectionist package by the US could hurt Latin American economies via lower exports, foreign direct investment and remittances. Our base case is that such a package will not come given the short term adverse impact on the US economy.