RaboResearch - Economic Research

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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.

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The voice of Italy

Sunday 4 December, Italians will vote on a constitutional reform that should support policymaking in Italy. Yet the reform is not without downsides. The suggestion that a 'No'-vote would put Italy on a path towards leaving the Eurozone is wrong.

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EU exit contagion risk

In this Special we focus on political exit contagion risk of ‘Brexit’ to other EU countries. We look at the current political landscape in the EU and the rising trend of Euroscepticism. Although we still consider a repeat of ‘Brexit’ more unlikely than likely in all member states, some countries are certainly worth watching in the year ahead.

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Latin America: FX, risk, carry and central banks

Latin American currencies remain at the mercy of external factors and in particular global liquidity and central bank policy. And that is unlikely to change in the coming year.

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Kabinet spaart kool en geit (Dutch)

Prinsjesdag 2016 is een goednieuwsshow. En voordat we het feestje gaan bederven: dat goede nieuws is terecht. Maar het is ook duidelijk een verkiezingsbegroting: geen hervormingen meer en de kool en de geit worden gespaard.

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Repareren of prepareren (Dutch)

Het kabinet Rutte II is de afgelopen jaren hard in de weer geweest met structurele hervormingen van de economie. Op een aantal terreinen zijn daar behoorlijke vorderingen geboekt. De vraag die echter blijft hangen, is of al deze inspanningen het gewenste resultaat hebben opgeleverd.