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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


China wil zijn macht uitbreiden met digitale munt (Dutch)

China loopt internationaal voorop met de invoering van digitaal centralebankgeld. De Chinese autoriteiten benaderen deze vraag vooral vanuit de optiek: kan een digitale munt bijdragen aan versterking van positie van China in de wereld?


EU recovery fund: What will be the impact?

The European Commission presented a recovery fund for the EU. Although there a quite some hurdles to be taken, a compromise does not look out of reach. The pooling of liabilities is further completes the European capital market.