RaboResearch - Economic Research


Opgeven is geen optie (Dutch)

Het medicijn van de centrale banken lijkt niet langer te helpen. De patiënt (lees: de economie) lijkt er resistent voor geworden. Sterker nog, de bijwerkingen van de medicijnen overschaduwen zo langzamerhand hun vermeende heilzame werking.

Economic Quarterly Report

Rente en valuta: China niet langer enige boosdoener (Dutch)

Het jaar begint slecht voor de financiële markten met China niet langer als enige boosdoener. Marktparticipanten hebben steeds minder vertrouwen in de effectiviteit van het monetaire beleid. Voor de ECB is het dan ook vechten tegen de bierkaai, maar van opgeven wil president Draghi niets weten.

Economic Quarterly Report Dutch version

Global economic outlook: clouds in the rear- view mirror, storm on the horizon?

Economic growth is expected to slow down only slightly this year as global economic conditions are not as dramatic as recent financial markets turbulence suggests. There is no simple and accessible alternative to further monetary easing, whose effectiveness is diminishing while the negative side effects are compounding.


Institutional quality and economic performance

Institutional quality and economic development reinforce each other over the longer term, but we argue that institutional quality leads this virtuous circle. It unlocks growth potential and does not intrinsically suffer from diminishing returns.

Special Dutch version

Outlook 2016: Financial Markets

While there will be a devaluation of the Chinese renminbi, the dollar will also become stronger more generally in 2016, due in part to the Fed’s interest rate increases. The ECB is more likely to do the opposite, which will weaken the euro/dollar currency pair further still. Slightly higher capital market rates can be expected though.

Special Dutch version

Outlook 2016: Global Economy

Global growth holds up in 2016, but does not accelerate. With the US poised to hike interest rates, the rest of the world waits anxiously. Normalization of monetary policy poses economic risks, but so does keeping it too loose for too long.

Column Dutch version

Outlook 2016: green surrounded by orange

In an international climate where so many indicators are orange, we should count our blessings for now that the Netherlands is set to be a green oasis both this year and next. Things have looked rather different in recent years.