RaboResearch - Economic Research


Netherlands beyond GDP: A Wellbeing Index

Rabobank, in cooperation with Utrecht University, has developed a new broad wellbeing index. In this working paper the motivation for the development of a new wellbeing indicator is given. Subsequently the methodology is explained and finally the results are discussed.

Economic Report Dutch version

Is The Netherlands nex(i)t?

All eyes are on the Netherlands next March during the parliamentary elections. Could it be the next country to experience a populist upheaval? And could the election results even lead to a ‘Nexit’?

Economic Report Dutch version

Recovery at last?

Dutch GDP has returned to above the crisis level, but growth is lagging the pre-crisis trend, mainly due to lack of consumption. Are we now in a situation of long-lasting stagnation? What are the determining factors of a demand-driven recovery, or the absence thereof?

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The unknown potential of the Dutch economy

The crisis is over. Forecasts of permanently lower economic growth can apparently be shelved. But the level of uncertainty is high. A deeper analysis shows that it is not at all certain that growth of two per cent can continue for a longer period.