RaboResearch - Economic Research

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US elections: Economy or identity?

While economists have framed the outcome of the 2016 US presidential election in terms of economic inequality, the loss of manufacturing jobs, and stagnating income, the empirical evidence rejects these claims and suggests that identity played a more important role than the economy.

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Brexit: Keep Talking

The mandates of Brexit negotiators Barnier and Frost don’t ‘click’, no matter how long they keep talking. As the talks go down the wire, political intervention remains necessary to break the deadlock.

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COVID-19 policy response: Spend or lend?

The unequal balance between developed and emerging economies becomes painfully clear in the different government response packages to COVID-19. Emerging markets are constrained in their ability to finance appropriate fiscal packages.

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Brainport aan de top - Hoe blijft de Brainport-regio over tien jaar nog steeds de slimste regio ter wereld? (Dutch)

De Brainport-regio is een gebied in en om Eindhoven van bijzondere economische betekenis en een belangrijke groeimotor van de Nederlandse economie. Rabobank werkt aan de toekomst van de Brainport rond drie opgaven: minder kwetsbaar voor internationale dynamiek worden, innovatief voorop blijven lopen, en een aantrekkelijke regio om in te wonen en te werken te blijven.

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US: Turbulence ahead

A second wave of Covid-19, contested elections, civil unrest, rising tensions with China and insufficient fiscal stimulus provide a toxic cocktail that are likely to pose a threat to the recovery and cause considerable market turbulence in Q4.