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Wim Boonstra

Special Economic Advisor / Economist

Wim Boonstra (1958), Senior Vice President, is Special Economic Advisor and Economist at RaboResearch Global Economics & Markets.

He is mainly active in the research field of international economics, European integration and monetary issue. In addition to his position at Rabobank, Wim is affiliated to the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration at the VU University Amsterdam, where he is Professor in Economic and Monetary Policy. He lectures on money and banking systems, among other subjects. He has held numerous additional positions over the years, including President of the Monetary Commission of the European League for Economic Cooperation (ELEC). Moreover, Wim is a director of the Executive Board of SEO Economic Research, among others. He has been a member of the Council of SUERF (The European Money and Finance Forum) for more than six years.

Wim has numerous publications to his name on a variety of subjects, including European integration, banking, international financial stability and monetary policy.

Until 2016, Wim was Chief Economist and head of Economic Research (KEO), one of the predecessor of RaboResearch.

Publications Wim Boonstra

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Concentratie en concurrentie: hoe zit dat? (Dutch)

Het Nederlandse bankwezen heeft een relatief hoge concentratiegraad. Maar dat zegt niets over de feitelijke concurrentieverhoudingen. Een analyse van deelmarkten verschaft verrassende inzichten.

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Should the ECB consider issuing its own securities?

The ECB could use Central Bank Securities to mop up liquidity. The use of this instrument may bring the additional advantage of the creation of a EMU-wide ‘safe asset’. This may bring advantages for the stability of the Eurozone.

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Ook u creëert en vernietigt geld (Dutch)

Niet alleen banken creëren geld. Ook u creëert en vernietigt geld. Misschien wel dagelijks. Dit is een subtiel proces, dat je niet kunt vervangen door een overheidscommissie.

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The global economy needs a new currency anchor

The US dollar has been the global anchor currency since 1944. This gives the US certain advantages, but it also brings negative consequences for international stability. The global economy needs a new anchor, independent from an individual country.

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De Duitse diesel slaat niet zo snel af (Dutch)

De Duitse economie is in het vierde kwartaal weer duidelijk aangetrokken, hoewel het onderliggende groeitempo is vertraagd. De komende jaren zal zij naar verwachting groeien met jaarlijks 1,5-2,0 procent.