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Wat betekenen inflatie en deflatie voor jou? (Dutch)

Prijzen zijn altijd in beweging. Prijsstabiliteit betekent dus niet dat alle prijzen stabiel zijn. Inflatie en deflatie hebben gevolgen voor de inkomens- en vermogensverdeling. Iedereen wordt in meer of mindere mate geraakt door prijsstijgingen of –dalingen. Soms kun je je er tegen beschermen, maar de economisch zwakkeren zijn het meest kwetsbaar.

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Emerging Market Vulnerability Heatmap

Strong economic recovery by advanced economies is leading to increasing inflation expectations. Tighter monetary policy in advanced economies potentially threatens emerging market economic recovery. Our vulnerability Heatmap provides a comprehensive overview of important economic indicators to signal potential vulnerabilities in 18 economies.

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Germany: better times ahead?

The German economy will recover quickly, driven by foreign- and pent-up demand. Its traditional unease with soaring prices will be tested. The September election is going to be crucial: Germany faces some tough decisions.

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De wereldeconomie heeft een nieuw valuta-anker nodig (Dutch)

Sinds het einde van het stelsel van Bretton Woods heeft de wereldeconomie geen objectief valuta-anker meer. De dollar staat centraal. Dit geeft de Amerikaanse economie bepaalde voordelen, maar voor de wereld is het een suboptimale situatie. Het is beter om de SDR deze rol te geven.

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Eurozone pent-up demand: big and decisive or over-estimated and uncertain?

A recovery in consumption this year seems all but certain, but expectations about its vigour – underpinned by the ‘pent-up demand’ narrative – could well be too optimistic. Although Eurozone households have stacked up some EUR600bn in additional saving since the pandemic, we argue that a sizeable part of those savings will probably stick. In this research note we explore three scenarios.

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Scotland: A proxy vote for independence?

The Scottish regional election is potentially shaping up to have a big impact on the future of the UK. Scottish independence has returned to the top of the agenda and the SNP will argue to have a fresh mandate. The economic argument for Scottish independence is weak, but the Conservatives aren’t in the position to credibly make this case.

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Comparing G20’s cash cannon in 2020

Advanced G20 countries have really fired up the cash cannon compared to emerging G20 economies during Covid-19. But without this sizeable government spending by both the advanced and the emerging G20 countries, G20’s total contraction could have been four times more severe.

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United States: American Rescue Plan

President Biden has delivered a large covid relief package within the first 100 days of his administration that will support Americans at least through early September. By not fully exploring the bipartisan route, Biden has limited the type of policies that he can get through Congress going forward.