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Wim Boonstra is part-time Professor of Economic and Monetary Policy at VU University in Amsterdam. He is also Chief Economist of Rabobank.


VU University Amsterdam, degree in economics (cum laude), 1985
Harvard Business School, Advanced Management Program, 2001
VU University Amsterdam, Phd, 2008.
Thesis: the Balance of Payments and the International Investment Position (in Dutch).

Contact information:

Postal address: Rabobank, attn. Economic Research,
P.O. Box 3500 / UCT 04.11, NL-3500 HG Utrecht, The Netherlands.
Email: wim.boonstra@rabobank.nl
Telephone: +31(0)302166617


Monetary Economics, Banking, European Integration and International Macro.


Wim Boonstra teaches a.o. Money and Banking, 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

Ancillary activities are updated daily

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Banking Business & Economics
European integration Business & Economics
Mortgage market Business & Economics
Funding Business & Economics
Mortgages Business & Economics
Monetary economics Business & Economics
Margin Business & Economics
Assets Business & Economics

Research Output 2001 2019

Slim Europees beleid maakt financiering van energietransitie beter betaalbaar

Boonstra, W. W. & de Cleen, B., 6 May 2019, In : Me Judice: economen in debat.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticlePopular

Niet meer, maar juist minder soevereiniteit na een Nexit

Boonstra, W. W., 27 Jul 2018

Research output: Online publication or Non-textual formOnline publication or WebsitePopular

Bankieren met 100% reserves heeft meer na- dan voordelen

Boonstra, W. W., 2016, In : Me Judice: economen in debat. 25 januari

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleProfessional

De daling van de leverage ratio sinds 1900 nader verklaard

Boonstra, W. W., Mooij, J. & Giesbergen, B., 2016, In : Economisch Statistische Berichten. 101, 4729, p. 188-190

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleProfessional

Geld scheppen met Boonstra en Van Schoot Deel 1: De definitie van geld doet er toe (blog)

Boonstra, W. W. & van Schoot, D., 2016, In : Economisch Statistische Berichten. 2-9-2016

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleProfessional

Activities 2009 2011

  • 2 Lecture / Presentation

The case of Rabobank

W.W. Boonstra (Speaker)
3 Sep 2009

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic