RaboResearch - Economic Research


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.


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.


Beleidsimpulsen voor duurzaamheidsambities (Dutch)

Met duurzaamheidsbeleid is in de afgelopen jaren een stap gezet. De tot nu genomen maatregelen blijken echter niet afdoende en zijn verdere beleidsimpulsen hard nodig. Het centraler stellen van bredere welvaart kan bijdragen aan een meer integrale aanpak van de duurzaamheidsambities.

Special Dutch version

Monetary challenges in Europe

The results of unprecedented monetary easing measures in the past several years have been relatively disappointing so far. Furthermore, this policy also carries risks, such as excessive valuations in financial instruments and a deterioration in the functioning of markets.