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Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, degree in economics (cum laude), 1985

Harvard Business School, Advanced Management Program, 2001

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Phd, 2008: Thesis: the Balance of Payments and the International Investment Position (in Dutch).

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Wim Boonstra is part-time Associate Professor of Economic and Monetary Policy at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam since 2000. He has also worked at RaboResearch (1991 - 2023). Wim was Chief Economist of Rabobank 2000 - 2016.

Other activities include Cahiarman of the Monetary Commission of ELEC (2006 - 2021) and Member of the Board of SUERF.

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Monetary Economics, Banking, European Integration and International Macro.


Wim Boonstra teaches a.o. Monetary Econmics, International Economics and Bank Management.

Prizes and Awards

Special Merit Award in the American Express Award Competition with an essay, in which he launches a proposal for the common funding of public deficits in EMU (1990).

Ancillary activities

  • RABO Bank | Utrecht | Chief Economist | 2014-01-02 - present

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


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