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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

Special Dutch version

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.

Economic Comment

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.

Column

Chartaal geld zal niet verdwijnen, maar wellicht wel veranderen (Dutch)

Waar het gaat om toonbankbetalingen verliest chartaal geld in rap tempo terrein aan giraal geld. Maar de kans dat contant geld helemaal gaat verdwijnen is niet zo groot. Daarvoor is het voor veel mensen te belangrijk. Maar chartaal geld kan in de toekomst wel veranderen.