RaboResearch - Economic Research

Raphie Hayat

Senior Economist

Raphie joined RaboResearch Global Economics & Markets in 2014, where he follows China, Japan and a number of other countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

Raphie analyses these economies from a macro-economic perspective. This includes (amongst others) writing about relevant developments for the countries in this region and their macro-economic implications. Previously at Rabobank, Raphie covered Africa, the Middle East and Southeast Asia, and was as a portfolio manager. His work experience before Rabobank includes KPMG Corporate Finance and UBS.

Raphie holds Master’s degrees in Economics and Finance, a PhD in Economics (VU University Amsterdam), is a Certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM) and a CFA charterholder.

Publications Raphie Hayat

Economic Comment

Japan: Wave of concern

As we expected, the Bank of Japan did not move during its last meeting and will likely remain in wait and see mode for a while. In the meantime, a second wave of coronavirus infections is hurting Japan’s economic recovery.

Economic Comment

Japan: Rising cases and rising tensions

The Bank of Japan will probably take a break from stimulus, for now. Meanwhile, coronavirus cases are on the rise again in Tokyo, as are tensions with China. Both represent downside risks to our outlook.

Economic Comment

Japan: Even more stimulus, yet not enough

Japan’s government has increased its stimulus package to a whopping 43% of GDP. This, together with increased central bank stimulus, will prevent bankruptcies and unemployment from rising sharply. However, Japan’s economy is already suffering and we still think it will shrink by 4.8% this year.

Special

Looking beyond the COVID-19 crisis

While we currently expect a V-shaped recovery for the global economy, there is a clear risk of a more U-shaped or even L-shaped recovery. There could also be effects on global growth beyond the 2021 horizon. We expect annual structural growth (up to 2030) in the US to drop from 1.6% to 1.4%. For the Netherlands, structural growth is set to decline from 1.3% to 1.1%.

Special

Scenario’s zijn onmisbaar bij voorspellen in crisistijd (Dutch)

Economische voorspellingen in crisistijd zijn nog onzekerder dan normaal. Daarom werken we met scenario-analyses. Voor de huidige crisis hebben wij aannames gemaakt over de lengte en omvang van de lockdown-maatregelen, het monetaire en begrotingsbeleid, de omvang van handelsbelemmeringen en structurele productiviteitseffecten.