Ester Barendregt

Ester Barendregt

Netherlands, Sint-Michielsgestel
Chief Economist at Rabobank
Profession: Economist
Industry: Economics, Financial Services


Chief Economist at Rabobank since 2021, leading a team of researchers in the fields of economics, sustainability and energy transition, and dialogue experts. Previously worked in the Dutch Ministry of Finance as a policy advisor, and at the International Monetary Fund in Washington, DC as a senior advisor to the Dutch Executive Director.


Dutch, English, French, Spanish


EconomicsPublic policy



Chief Economist at Rabobank

March 2021 - Present • Utrecht, Netherlands

As chief economist, with the team, I develop and communicate the view of RaboResearch on the (Dutch) economy. Within my management responsibilities are 2 research teams in the domains of macro and regional economy and sustainability; a team of energy transition analysts and a team of dialogue experts.


Paris, Institut d'Études Politiques

Étude de l'Union Européenne

Maastricht, the Netherlands

International Economics, Msc

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