RaboResearch - Economic Research

Stefan Koopman

Senior Market Economist

Stefan is a Market Economist at RaboResearch Global Economics & Markets

He is responsible for the analysis of financial markets and communicating the team’s rates and FX forecasts to the Dutch client base. His focus area is the Bank of England, but he writes, comments and gives client presentations on virtually everything that is moving markets.

Stefan studied business economics and holds an M.Sc. in Finance from University of Amsterdam.

Publications Stefan Koopman

Economic Update

Italy: elections unlikely to hamper economic recovery

Italians are very upbeat and don’t seem to worry about the upcoming elections. The short-term economic outlook is quite rosy. We expect the next government won’t endanger the recovery, but at the same time won’t improve the weak long-term outlook either.

Special

Moeten we bang zijn voor het Amerikaanse inflatiespook? (Dutch)

We verwachten dat de Amerikaanse loongroei tussen de 3,0 en 3,3 procent zal pieken eind 2019, wat relatief bescheiden is. Tegelijkertijd zien we ook dat we dicht bij de piek van de economische cyclus zitten, wat betekent dat de recessierisico’s sterk zijn gestegen.

Special Dutch version

Italian elections: three scenario’s

The Italian elections on March 4 will likely yield a hung parliament. The reform outlook is weak and some fiscal slippage is likely. We believe the risk of an unexperienced nationalist government is limited, but the market might well be underpricing risks.

Special

US: Is there rising wage growth on the horizon?

We predict wage growth to peak at 3.0 to 3.3% in the next two years. While this is higher than current levels, it’s on the low end of the Fed’s preferred range. At the same time, our models show that we’re already getting close to the peak of the economic cycle.

Special Dutch version

Italy: Cyclical upswing – what will 2018 bring?

Italy’s short-term economic outlook is firm. Yet the country’s long-term growth outlook is weak. The next government is unlikely to tackle large challenges. On the upside, the risk of an unexperienced populist government after the 2018 elections is limited.

Economic Quarterly Report

Visie op 2018: lage inflatie, lage rentes (Dutch)

Ondanks de hogere economische groei blijft de inflatie laag. Daarom is het beleid van de ECB nog steeds erg ruim. Ook de Fed worstelt met lage inflatie. Door de positieve ontwikkelingen in de eurozone zien we de euro sterker worden.