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Maartje Wijffelaars

Senior Economist

Maartje works as a Senior Economist at RaboResearch Global Economics & Markets.

She focuses extensively on (political and economic) developments in Spain, Italy, Greece and Portugal. On top of that she also covers main themes for the Eurozone as a whole.

She previously worked at the University of Antwerp where she researched the relationship between financial institutions and government debt in the eurozone at the time of the financial crisis. Maartje has studied Economics and Finance at Tilburg University.

Publications Maartje Wijffelaars

Economic Quarterly Report Dutch version

Eurozone: Risk of further north-south divergence

The Covid-crisis further widens the differences within the Eurozone. Southern member states have less fiscal space to spur economic recovery. Additionally, the composition of the economy makes these countries more vulnerable. For 2020 we forecast a GDP contraction of 9.1%.

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Een nieuwe eurocrisis kost Nederland veel meer geld dan een herstelfonds (Dutch)

De Europese Commissie wil een herstelfonds oprichten om zwakke eurolanden te helpen. Premier Rutte keerde zich snel tegen giften en beschouwt het plan als onverkoopbaar in Nederland. Door de sterke verbinding die ons land door handel en investeringen met Europa heeft, is het herstelfonds ook in het belang van Nederland.

Special

EU recovery fund: What will be the impact?

The European Commission presented a recovery fund for the EU. Although there a quite some hurdles to be taken, a compromise does not look out of reach. The pooling of liabilities is further completes the European capital market.