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Menno Middeldorp

Chief Economist, Director Knowledge Development Rabobank

Menno Middeldorp is responsible for RaboResearch and the Rabobank’s knowledge agenda.

Menno has over twenty years of international experience in economics and financial markets. Prior to his current role, he was Head of RaboResearch Netherlands and led the team covering diverse aspects of the Dutch economy including macroeconomics, the housing market, sectors, regions and environmental sustainability.

Before that he was an investment strategist at APG, the asset manager of pension fund ABP, and worked at the Bank of England, New York Fed and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority. Earlier in his career Menno also held different research positions at Rabobank with responsibilities ranging from interest rates and FX strategy, to the US economy, to the Dutch economy. He has a doctorate in economics from Utrecht University and wrote his thesis on how monetary policy communication impacts the efficiency of financial markets.

Publications Menno Middeldorp

Economic Comment Dutch version

The King’s Speech and the Dutch state budget

The Dutch caretaker government presented a budget light on new policies with limited extra spending on political imperatives. A coalition agreement is expected in October, but the current budget gives a new cabinet little space for extra spending.

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De Nederlandse gevolgen van Amerikaanse toestanden (Dutch)

De perceptie dat de ongelijkheid is toegenomen is overgewaaid uit de VS. Wat Nederland betreft is dit 'fake news', althans voor inkomens- en vermogensongelijkheid, want die zijn hier niet gestegen. Maar dat wil niet zeggen dat de toegenomen ongelijkheid in de VS geen gevolgen heeft voor Nederland.