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Jurriaan Kalf

Economist

Jurriaan Kalf is economist and liaison officer for several business units.

He is currently responsible for picking up signals from corporate clients and translating these signals to themes to focus our economic research. Before this role, Jurriaan was economist and country risk analyst for the North America, the Middle-East and Asia.

Jurriaan studied financial economics at Utrecht University and interned at the Dutch central bank before being trained as policy economist at the Dutch government

Publications Jurriaan Kalf

Country Report

Country Report United States of America

The US has fared well economically on the back of successful internal and external rebalancing. Moreover, it has also reduced its oil dependence but it remains vulnerable to political gridlock at the federal level in the coming years.

Economic Update

Spain: investment is back, consumption is up

Spain’s economic recovery has strengthened in the third quarter, mainly due to growth in consumption and investment. This also improves next year’s growth outlook. Meanwhile, the external rebalancing is in full swing and government finances are improving.

Economic Comment

‘Father Christmas’ in het Europees Parlement (Dutch)

Op 26 november presenteerde EC-president een nieuw fonds dat de komende jaren € 315 miljard aan investeringen mogelijk moet maken. Het blijft echter maar de vraag of het fonds een netto effect zal hebben en op de korte termijn zal er geen effect zijn.

Economic Update

Spain: GDP and employment growth on the rise

GDP growth remains robust, mainly owing to a rise in private consumption. We expect employment growth to pick up, especially in the services sector. The fiscal reform announced in the wake of next year’s election puts the deficit target at risk.

Economic Report

Scotland: from troubled marriage to happy single?

For the first time an opinion poll showed a small majority in favour of Scottish independence. In this Economic Report, we present a general picture of an independent Scottish economy and the risks and opportunities Scotland will face if the Scots vote ‘yes’ to independence from the UK.