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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 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?