EBF Economic Event | Speakers and Companies


Bastiaan Overvest – CPB

I am program leader Innovation & Science at the Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis (CPB). Here I study various themes such as the optimal regulation of the software market, the impact of digitization on R&D policy and the economics of platforms. I have a strong background in competition economics, with a PhD from the University of Groningen for a thesis on the game theory of price fixing and with practical experience at the Dutch Competition Authority (currently ACM).

Ronald Zwartkruis – GoBoony & Snappcar 




We are working with our clients to apply innovation and intelligence at the heart of their organizations. Together, we are building new business architectures that break away from the rigidity of legacies and provide organizations opportunities to compete and grow in the New. Accenture solves the toughest technological challenges through standout strategy,consulting, digital, technology, security and operations. Coming from diverse backgrounds, we work together to solve the most challenging problems with leading-edge technologies. Accenture will provide a workshop given by Lotte Hess, Inge Neuteboom en Guido Plaizier.


RBB Economics 

RBB Economics is one of the largest independent global providers of expert economic advice on all economic aspects of competition law (including mergers, cartels, abuse of dominant position, regulation, State aid and damages claims) in a fashion that is effective, concise and readily understandable.

RBB has offices in London, Brussels, The Hague, Madrid, Paris, Stockholm, Dusseldorf, Johannesburg and Melbourne.

RBB Economics’ contributions include providing confidential advice to clients, ensuring that their legal submissions to competition authorities and courts are consistent with sound economic principles, and preparing expert reports employing economic and econometric techniques.

RBB has advised countless clients including for example British Airways, Coca-Cola, Esteé Lauder, General Electric, Google, Heineken, Liberty Global, Nike, Nokia, Shell, Sony, and Wal-Mart.


RaboResearch is Rabobank’s knowledge center. It consists of three teams that focus on (1) Dutch regional, sectoral and macro economics, (2) global macro economics and financial markets and (3) Dutch and global food & agribusiness. We follow, analyze and predict national and international (macro) economic, political and financial developments. The focus is not only on the near term, but also on the medium and long term. Our research results in descriptions and forecasts or scenarios for economic factors. RaboResearch Netherlands extensively covers the Dutch housing market, labour market, government finances, financial sector, demographic and regional economic developments and sustainability. Together with the specialists from sector management we closely follow developments in all non-F&A sectors of the Dutch economy.

The workshop provided by Karolina Ryszka, researcher at RaboResearch Netherlands, will shed light on the sharing economy as a business model within the Circular Economy. After a general introduction to the concept of Circular Economy, circular sharing economy examples will be provided and the students will have the possibility to come up with circular sharing economy ideas themselves.