RaboResearch - Economic Research

Special

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.

Special

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.

Special

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.

Economic Update

The Netherlands: Domestic economy shows strong recovery

The domestic sector of the Dutch economy is in phase of accelerated growth. The labour market is recovering faster than expected. Moreover, the confidence of Dutch consumers and producers increased significantly in recent months and consumers finally began to spend more.