Statistics Netherlands (CBS) presents 2019 annual figures at Erasmus School of Economics

On Thursday 13 February 2020, Statistics Netherlands (CBS) will publish the first estimate of GDP and employment for Q4, 2019. They will also present the annual figures for 2019.

It is the first time that the official press conference is hosted by Erasmus School of Economics, from 09:00 until 10:30 in lecture room CB-05, Theil building, Woudestein campus.

Reflection on the Dutch economy by Minister of Economic Affairs Eric Wiebes

The programme starts with a statement by Eric Wiebes, Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, in which he will reflect on the Dutch economy. At 09.30 AM, Wiebes’ speech is followed by the official CBS press conference with the first estimate of GDP and employment for Q4 and their annual figures for 2019.

Interactive panel discussion

Right after the official press conference, at 09:45 AM, the programme continues with a panel discussion on the implications of the new figures for economic growth, the labor market and government policy. Panel members are Peter Hein van Mulligen (chief economist CBS), Minister Eric Wiebes (Economic Affairs and Climate), Bas Jacobs (professor of public economics, Erasmus School of Economics) and Sandra Phlippen (chief economist ABN AMRO, assistant professor Erasmus School of Economics). The discussion is moderated by Esther van Rijswijk and lasts 45-minutes.


You can register here for the event. Please note that the event will be in Dutch. 

More information

For more information, please contact Ronald de Groot, Media and Public Relations Officer at Erasmus School of Economics:, mobile phone: +31 6 53641 846.