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03THEHAGUE1552
2003-06-17 07:55:00
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Embassy The Hague
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EU Subregional Voluntary Visitor Program on

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						UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 03 THE HAGUE 001552 

SIPDIS

SECSTATE FOR ECA/PE/V/F/E - EILEEN CONNOLLY;
BRUSSELS FOR CSABA CHIKES; INFO EUR/PD-BRIAN GUSS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KPAO OEXC SCUL NL
SUBJECT: EU Subregional Voluntary Visitor Program on
Financial Market Issues

REF: Brussels 02756

UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 03 THE HAGUE 001552

SIPDIS

SECSTATE FOR ECA/PE/V/F/E - EILEEN CONNOLLY;
BRUSSELS FOR CSABA CHIKES; INFO EUR/PD-BRIAN GUSS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KPAO OEXC SCUL NL
SUBJECT: EU Subregional Voluntary Visitor Program on
Financial Market Issues

REF: Brussels 02756


1. As requested in ref cable, Post is pleased to confirm
the nomination of the Dutch participant in the EU
Subregional Voluntary Visitor program on Financial Market
Issues, Mr. Willem J. Kooi, Policy Advisor of
International Monetary Affairs, Ministry of Finance.


2. It is understood that the ten-day program will begin on
July 28, 2003, and that the program will be fully funded,
except for the international airfare, which will be paid
by Mr. Kooi.


3. Full biographic info in EVDB format follows:
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: The following data is in a fixed format which enables
: automated processing in Washington and should not be
: edited except by means of the Post-EVDB software.
EXPORT-SOURCE: POST-EVDB
VERSION: 3.0.7
POST-EMAIL: dankelmanE@state.gov
TRANSMITTING-POST: PAS The Hague
TRANSMITTING-POST-ID: 4276
EXPORT-TYPE: BIO DATA
START NOMINATION:
ECA-OFFICE: E/VFE
PROG-AGENCY-NAME:
POST-PROJ-ID: 139
ECA-PROJ-NO:
PROJ-NAME: Volvis Program on Financial Market Issues
START MEMO PROJ-DESC:

END MEMO PROJ-DESC:
PROJ-TYPE: Sub-Regional
PROG-TYPE: Voluntary Visitor
FY: 2003
DEPART-POST: 07/26/2003
SESSION-DATE: 07/28/2003
RETURN-POST: 08/09/2003
NO-OF-PART: 1
RANK-ORDER: 0
START MEMO POST-OBJ:

END MEMO POST-OBJ:
START MEMO POST-RCMD:

END MEMO POST-RCMD:
ECA-OFFICE-ID: 1033
PROG-AGENCY-ID:
PROJ-TYPE-ID: SRP
PROG-TYPE-ID: 30
NOMINATING-POST-ID: 4276
FUNDING-CNTRY-ID: 29321
STATUS: N
ORIGINATOR: P
SUBJ-DISC: Financial Markets
START BIO:
PREFIX: Mr.
F-NAME: Willem
M-NAME: J.
L-NAME: Kooi
SUFFIX:
POSITION-CODE: 0
PRINCIPAL?: Yes
M-ADDR1: Ministry of Finance
M-ADDR2: International Monetary Affairs Dept.
M-ADDR3: P.O. Box 20201
M-CITY: 2500 EC The Hague
M-STATE:
M-CNTRY: Netherlands
M-ZONE:
M-ZIP:
M-PHONE: 00-31-70-342-7669
M-FAX:
M-EMAIL: w.j.kooi@minfin.nl
M-CNTRY-ID: NL
M-ADDRTYPE: B
GENDER: M
DOB: 03/17/1975

MAR-STAT: S
BIRTH-CITY:
BIRTH-CNTRY: Netherlands
CITIZ-CNTRY: Netherlands
RES-CNTRY: Netherlands
START MEMO POSITION:
Policy Advisor of International Monetary Affairs, Ministry
of Finance
END MEMO POSITION:
START MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:
January 2003 - present Member of the board of the Christian
Democratic Party
January 2002 - present Chairman CDJA The Hague (Christian
Democratic Youth Party)

END MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:
START MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
January 2002 - March 2002 Lecturer on Financial Markets and
Institutions, Open University
February 2000 - March 2002 English teacher, voluntary work
at the Centro Juvenile de Marcavalle (juvenile prison in
Cusco, Peru)
January 1999 - December 1999 Quantitative macro-economic
analyst at the Research Department of TPG KPN Pension Fund
July 1998 - October 1998 Research at Tallinn Technical
University (Estonia) on the stability of the financial
system
May 1996 - December 1998 Research Assistant to Professor dr.

J. de Haan, Department of Macro Economics/Public Finances,
University of Groningen, the Netherlands
Other activities:
November 2000 - January 2003 Member and Vice-President of
the CDJA Working Group on Europe
May 1998 - May 1999 Assessor of Panta Rhei, part of student
organization VCS Hendrik de Cock
September 1996 - September 1997 Chairman of the Groningen
Student Alpine Club

END MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
START MEMO US-TRAVEL:
None
END MEMO US-TRAVEL:
START MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
Western Europe, Peru
END MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
START MEMO EDUCATION:
Since September 2002 -- Candidate Chartered Financial
Analyst level I (consisting of three levels in total with
yearly exams)
March - April 2002 -- PhD course International Economics
Jan 2000 -- Spanish course, Escuela de Idioma Amauta,
Cusco, Peru
1993 - 1998 -- Master of Science in General Economics,
University of Groningen, The Netherlands, Specialisation in
monetary and international macro-economics and extra studies
in econometrics
1987 - 1993 -- VWO (high school) at Emelwerdacollege,
Emmeloord
Excel, Eviews, Word, Time Series Processing (MicroTSP),
Thomson Financial Datastream

END MEMO EDUCATION:
START MEMO MEMBERSHIPS:
Member of the Christian Democratic Party
END MEMO MEMBERSHIPS:
START MEMO PUBLICATIONS:

J. de Haan and W.J. Kooi, "Does Central Bank Independence
Really Matter? New Evidence for Developing Countries Using a
New Indicator", Journal of Banking and Finance, 24 (2000),
pp. 643 - 664

J. de Haan and W.J. Kooi, "What Really Matters: Central Bank
Conservativeness or Independence?", Banca Nazionale del
Lavoro Quarterly Review, March 1997, pp.23-38
J.E. Engelberts and W.J. Kooi, "Kapitaalstromen naar hogere
middeninkomenslanden", Economisch Statistische Berichten,
January 3rd 2002 [On capital flows to upper middle income
countries]
W.J. Kooi, "Tekort lopende rekening VS onhoudbaar",
Economisch Statistische Berichten, November 9th 2001 [On the
US current account deficit]
W.J. Kooi, "Houdbaarbeid van lopenderekeningtekorten en het
schuldencriterium", to appear in Maandschrift Economie,
Volume 67 (2003) [On the sustainability of the current
accounts and the debt criterion]





END MEMO PUBLICATIONS:
START MEMO SPEC-CONSID:

END MEMO SPEC-CONSID:
FIRST-LANG: Dutch
ENGL-READ: 4
ENGL-SPEAK: 4
ENGL-COMP: 4
START OTHER-LANGS:
OTHER-LANG: Spanish
OTHER-LANG-ID: QB
READ: 4
SPEAK: 4
COMP: 4
END OTHER-LANGS:
START OTHER-LANGS:
OTHER-LANG: German
OTHER-LANG-ID: GM
READ: 3
SPEAK: 3
COMP: 3
END OTHER-LANGS:
START OTHER-LANGS:
OTHER-LANG: French
OTHER-LANG-ID: FR
READ: 2
SPEAK: 2
COMP: 2
END OTHER-LANGS:
START MEMO NOM-POST-OBJ:

END MEMO NOM-POST-OBJ:
START MEMO NOM-POST-RCMD:

END MEMO NOM-POST-RCMD:
START MEMO VIS-OBJ:

END MEMO VIS-OBJ:
START MEMO VIS-REC:

END MEMO VIS-REC:
NOMINATING-OFFICER: Todd Kushner
START MEMO NOMINATING-JUSTIFICATION:
As the Treasurer General's principal advisor on U.S.
financial and monetary affairs, participation in this
program would equip Willem Kooi to deliver more insightful
and balanced judgments and policy recommendations to senior
Finance Ministry officials on matters affecting U.S.-EU
financial relations, bilateral financial relations, and
development of EU internal markets. Kooi has worked on
financial market issues -- even lectured on them at a
university level -- but lacks direct exposure to the
sophisticated U.S. marketplace. Intelligent, influential,
and politically active (in the Christian Democratic party --
currently the largest party in the Netherlands), we expect
Kooi to rise to increasing positions of influence and
authority.
END MEMO NOMINATING-JUSTIFICATION:
NOM-OFF: ECON
SPEAKER?: No
NOTIFY-EMB: No
MEDIA?: No
HOME-STAY: No
HOME-HOSP?: No
E-I-TYPE:
NOMINEE-ID: 301
PERSON-ID: 245
BIRTH-CNTRY-ID: NL
CITIZ-CNTRY-ID: NL
RES-CNTRY-ID: NL
FIRST-LANG-ID: DU
E-I-TYPE-ID:
NOM-POST-ID: 4276
NOM-FUNDING-CNTRY-ID: 29321
NOM-STATUS: N
DS2019-ACTION: 1
DS2019-SUBJECT:
SPONS-FUNDS: 0
SPONS-AGENCY1:
USGOVT-AGENCY1:
US-AGENCY-AMT1: 0
USGOVT-AGENCY2:
US-AGENCY-AMT2: 0
INTL-ORG1:
INTL-ORG-AMOUNT1: 0
INTL-ORG2:
INTL-ORG-AMOUNT2: 0
VIS-GOVT-AMT: 0
COMMISSION: 0
OTHER-AMOUNT: 0
VIS-AMOUNT: 0
VIS-CAT:
END BIO:
END NOMINATION:
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