Akos Valentinyi's picture
Affiliation: 
University of Manchester

Voting history

Happiness and well-being as objectives of macro policy

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Question 2: Do you agree that quantitative well-being analysis should play an important role in guiding policy makers in determining macroeconomic policies?

 
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Answer:
Strongly agree
Confidence level:
Very confident

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Question 1: Do you agree that subjective well-being measures, or at least some of the subindices from the typical survey measures, are now reliable enough to give useful insights when used in macroeconomic empirical analysis?

 
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Answer:
Disagree
Confidence level:
Very confident

A “new” UK industrial strategy ?

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Question 2: Do you agree that the UK needs a new regional policy?

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Answer:
Agree
Confidence level:
Very confident

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Question 1: Do you agree that the UK needs a new industrial policy?

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Answer:
Strongly disagree
Confidence level:
Very confident
Comment:
The British economy has a productivity problem as it lags in labour productivity not only relative to the United States, but also relative to France and Germany. It is unclear how the proposed policies will improve labour productivity. In particular, it focuses on sector which do not lag behind in terms of labour productivity.

The Future of Central Bank Independence

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Question 3: More generally, do you agree that it is desirable to maintain central bank independence? Again focus on the near future, say next 48 months.

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Answer:
Strongly agree
Confidence level:
Extremely confident

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