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Theo Smid

Theo Smid was responsible for writing periodical publications including the Economic Update, the Monthly Outlook, the Quarterly Economic Report and the annual KEO Outlook. He also wrote special studies on subjects including the labour market, ageing and pensions.

Theo regularly lectured on economic themes to Rabobank clients. He studied Economics at Tilburg University and worked as a researcher at SEO Economic Research for two years before joining Rabobank's Economic Research in May 2011.

Publications Theo Smid

Economic Quarterly Report

The Netherlands: No surprises

While the economy still appeared to be firing on all cylinders in the first quarter of 2011, by the second quarter the increase in economic activity had stagnated all but completely. The Dutch economy grew by only 0.1% on a quarterly basis, a rate that nevertheless did not come as a surprise

Economic Update Dutch version

Country Update the Netherlands

In 11Q2 the real economy grew by only 0.1% q-o-q. However, this was not entirely surprising. Growth in 11Q1 was driven by private investment in the construction sector. In 11Q2, investment growth slowed. Consumers were also tight-fisted.

Economic Report

Alle hens aan dek voor bedrijven (Dutch)

Het Nederlandse bedrijfsleven gaat de komende tijd last krijgen van een lagere groei van de wereldhandel. Tegelijkertijd zijn er door de Europese schuldencrisis forse neerwaartse risico’s.

Economic Quarterly Report

Economisch Kwartaalbericht (Dutch)

Door de voortwoekerende financiële crisis en het mede daardoor traag verlopende economische herstel zijn de vooruitzichten voor de wereldeconomie matig en dus ook die voor een open economie als Nederland. De onzekerheden zijn groot.

Economic Report Dutch version

Pension Rollercoaster

The fragile recovery of the funding ratio of the Dutch pension funds in the aftermath of the credit crisis has already been thwarted. The financial position of pension funds are deteriorating rapidly.

Economic Update Dutch version

Economic Update The Netherlands

At a rate of 0.9% (q-o-q), real economic growth in the first quarter was higher than expected. The increase was due to a surge in private investment growth. Economic growth on an annual basis is expected to average 2% for 2011.

Economic Report

Zonder Bulgaren en Roemenen geen beschuit (Dutch)

Minister Kamp van Sociale Zaken en Werkgelegenheid is recent met plannen gekomen om de migratie uit Bulgarije en Roemenië aan banden te leggen. Verdringen de arbeiders uit de MOE-landen de Nederlandse werknemers of hebben de tuinders dit personeel hard nodig om de oogst binnen te halen?