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Hugo Erken

Head of International Economics

Hugo Erken is head of International Economics at RaboResearch Global Economics & Markets.

Hugo coordinates the team of international economists within GEM that is responsible for analyzing and forecasting international macroeconomic, political and financial developments. Besides his coordinating tasks, Hugo is a country analyst for the US and India and has a special interest in thematic work covering the labour market and productivity.

Hugo joined RaboResearch in 2015. 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. 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.

Publications Hugo Erken

Economic Comment Dutch version

Recent developments in Greece

In the past months, the tensions between Greece and its creditors have grown and so has the risk of a Greek exit from the eurozone. It is only recently that the Greek government seems willing to give in to the tough demands of Europe in return for financial support. Yet it is far from clear when the crisis will be defused and what exactly this will entail.

Economic Quarterly Report

Nederlandse economie groeit harder door binnenlandse dynamiek (Dutch)

De Nederlandse economie zal in 2015 en 2016 met 2% groeien. Dit is iets meer dan eerder werd verwacht, dankzij een sterkere toename van de binnenlandse bestedingen. Zowel de consumptie als de investeringen laten een stijging zien. Dit is voor een belangrijk deel te danken aan het herstel van de woningmarkt.

Economic Quarterly Report

Eurozone: conjunctureel herstel, structureel kwetsbaar (Dutch)

De economische groei in de eurozone trekt dit en komend jaar verder aan. Tegelijkertijd is het herstel kwetsbaar, omdat de arbeidsmarkt minder efficiënt is gaan functioneren en vooral Zuid-Europese landen nog steeds kampen met een hoog aandeel slechte leningen.