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Koen Verbruggen

Economist

Koen works as an economist at RaboResearch Global Economics & Markets.

He is working on several macroeconomic projects and geopolitical publications. Previously he participated in a traineeship at the Dutch government. Koen studied Economics at Tilburg University.

Publications Koen Verbruggen

Economic Quarterly Report

Eurozone: waar is de vraag gebleven? (Dutch)

We verwachten dat de economie in de eurozone in 2019 met 1,3 procent groeit en in 2020 met 1,5 procent. De groei zal worden gedreven door de binnenlandse bestedingen. De belangrijkste risico’s blijven de Brexit en een verdere escalatie van de handelsspanningen tussen de VS en de EU.

Special

French Reforms: A bumpy road lies ahead

Macron’s ambitious reform plans were blocked by the yellow vests protests last year. In an attempt to reaffirm his authority he has launched the “Grand National Debate”. Afterwards Macron will announce his new plans.

Economic Report

Very dangerous cars

Trump received the report on the investigation into whether automotive imports are a threat to the US national security. The conclusions have not been made public. Trump now has 90 days to decide – depending on the conclusion of the report – whether or not to impose tariff.

Economic Comment

Eurozone: A gradual slowdown, mounting challenges

GDP of the Eurozone grew with 0.2% in the 4th quarter. France and Spain performed better than expected, but Italy entered a recession with two quarters of negative growth rates.

Economic Report

Eurozone: Revisiting growth

The disappointing recovery of the German car sector, the yellow vests in France and slowing external demand lead to a downward revision of our growth figures for 2018Q4 and 2019Q1.

Economic Quarterly Report

Eurozone: één vertraging maakt nog geen crisis (Dutch)

Na een zwak derde kwartaal trekt de groei in de eurozone de komende kwartalen weer aan. Ondanks zorgen over Brexit, wereldwijde handelsspanningen en Italië staan we niet aan de vooravond van een nieuwe crisis. Wel remmen capaciteitsbeperkingen de groei.