RaboResearch - Economisch Onderzoek


South Africa (Country report) (Engelstalig)

The large group of unemployed youth constitutes an increasing risk for mounting social and political tensions in South Africa. Subdued economic growth as a result of moderate external demand hinder the country in reducing unemployment.

Economisch commentaar

Egypt: a case of bad timing (Macro Comment) (Engelstalig)

A clash between the ruling military council and the Muslim Brotherhood, last weekend, threatens Egypt’s fragile economic and political stability, as it could delay a much-needed IMF deal.


The Netherlands: deservedly core (Engelstalig)

In this study we argue that although the budgetary outlook and the current political and economic situation in the Netherlands raise some eyebrows abroad, the fundamentals still point out that the Netherlands belongs to the core of the euro area.


Uruguay (Update country report) (Engelstalig)

Uruguay’s economy has continued to grow quickly, although growth has slowed somewhat recently. The deceleration has been welcome, as the economy was close to overheating. The labour market is still very tight.


Financial Crisis Investigation (Special) (Engelstalig)

The global financial crisis has not reached its final act just yet. But it would still be useful to take a look back and see what we have been through and, more importantly, how we got ourselves in such a mess in the first place.

Economisch commentaar

Curaçao and Sint Maarten: Frozen credit (Engelstalig)

Faced with an unsustainable current account deficit and declining international reserves, the Central Bank of Curaçao and Sint Maarten introduced a six month freeze on private credit extension, but more needs to be done.

Economisch commentaar

Irish economy still struggling to recover (Engelstalig)

After an impressive start, the Irish economy fell back into recession in the second half of 2011. With domestic demand expected to fall further and export growth held back by sluggish growth, the economy is expected to show a modest recovery in 2012.


Dagdromen over een Deense hypotheek

Sinds 2009 is de woningmarkt in ons land steeds meer in het slop geraakt. Niet omdat daar een zeepbel zit. In de landen met zeepbellen in de woningmarkt stond het knappen daarvan veelal aan het begin van de recessie.

Economisch commentaar

UK Budget: another missed opportunity (Engelstalig)

The Chancellor decided to stick to his guns. This is unfortunate given the weak economic outlook. The private sector is itself busy cleaning its balance sheet and the external environment remains challenging.

Economisch commentaar

Consument te pessimistisch gestemd

In maart kwam de indicator voor het consumentenvertrouwen uit op –39. Het is echter onterecht dat Nederlandse consumenten zo somber gestemd zijn over de ontwikkelingen van de economie.

Economisch commentaar

Turkey: keeping heads cool helps (Engelstalig)

While Turkey’s industrial production growth is slowing, both inflation and the current account deficit remain elevated, suggesting that the central bank must not ease policy just yet.

Economisch commentaar

India’s budget wins little applause (Engelstalig)

The budget for India’s fiscal year 2012/13 aims to reduce the fiscal deficit to 5.1% of GDP from 5.9% of GDP this year. With a rise in tax revenue and a more realistic growth assumption, next year’s budget seems more in reach than this year.

Economisch commentaar

Vietnam: Stay on course (Macro Comment) (Engelstalig)

After experiencing somewhat of an economic rollercoaster ride in 2011, inflation in Vietnam is finally easing. Nonetheless, Vietnam’s economic situation remains vulnerable and the government should make sure it stays on course.


De diverse opmars van de ZZP’er

ZZP’ers hebben de afgelopen jaren een centrale rol gekregen op de arbeidsmarkt én in het publieke debat. In dit Themabericht proberen we de belangrijkste stuwende krachten achter de sterke groei van het aandeel ZZP’ers in kaart te brengen.

Economisch Kwartaalbericht

Economisch Kwartaalbericht (integrale versie)

Snel ingrijpen in de overheidsfinanciën door extra te bezuinigen zal de economie die al in een nieuwe recessie verkeert onnodig schade toebrengen. Hoe langer deze hervormingen op zich laten wachten, hoe groter de kosten zijn voor de samenleving.