RaboResearch - Economic Research

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Asset bubbles, financial crises and the role of human behaviour

Every time we witness a collapse in asset prices or a financial crisis, we seemoverwhelmed. Even the most experienced investors, economic forecasters and regulators are caught off-guard. But if we look closer at the historical data for the past two centuries, we see dat asset bubles and financial crises are nothing new to mankind.

Economic Report Dutch version

Euro crisis: ‘we’re not like that!’

Investors have been keeping a close watch on the financial situation of a number of eurozone countries since the Autumn of 2009. Financial markets are chiefly concerned about Greece, Ireland, Portugal and Spain.

Economic Report

Credit crisis puts mortgage funding in eurozone countries to the test

The credit crisis has affected different European mortgage markets in differing ways. This Special Report argues that those differences can be largely traced to the degree of countries’ dependence on securitisations as a source of funding before the crisis.

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A new global financial infrastructure

Since the collapse of the Bretton Woods exchange rate system in 1971, the world’s monetary system has been based on a so-called ‘paper standard’. In this system, the US dollar plays the role of global currency anchor.

Economic Report

Europa uit balans (Dutch)

De Zuid-Europese landen staan onder hervormingsdruk. Flexibilisering van arbeids- en productmarkten krijgt momenteel veel aandacht, maar dit Themabericht toont dat er meer nodig (en in gang gezet) is om de inflatiedruk af te laten nemen en zo de concurrentiepositie van deze landen te versterken.

Economic Report

Europa zoekt crisismechanisme (Dutch)

De onrust op de Europese obligatiemarkt in 2010 heeft aangetoond dat het institutionele kader in Europa tekortschiet om het vertrouwen in de monetaire unie te waarborgen.

Economic Report

Hypotheekfinanciering Eurolanden (Dutch)

De kredietcrisis heeft Europese hypotheekmarkten op verschillende wijzen geraakt. Dit Themabericht betoogt dat de verschillen goeddeels kunnen worden herleid tot de afhankelijkheid van securitisaties als financieringsbron voorafgaand aan de crisis.