Ethan Ilzetzki's picture
Affiliation: 
London School of Economics

Voting history

Migration and the UK economy August 2014

Question 1: Do you agree that migration to the UK can be expected to be beneficial for the average income of current UK inhabitants in the upcoming decade?

Answer:
Agree
Confidence level:
Confident

UK House Prices and Macro-Prudential Policy July 2014

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Question 2: When housing-related risk is deemed excessive from the viewpoint of financial stability, do you agree that the correct response is to deploy macro-prudential tools, leaving interest rates focused on the needs of inflation and aggregate real activity?

 
Answer:
Neither agree nor disagree
Confidence level:
Not confident

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Question 1: Do you agree it is time for more robust policy action to prevent a build-up of excessive housing-related risk?

 

 
Answer:
Disagree
Confidence level:
Confident
Comment:
Net mortgage lending has been close to zero and the stock of lending to the UK real estate sector is still well below pre-crisis levels. The main conventional and macroprudential instruments that the Bank of England might consider would target lending and leverage, which do not seem to be the main cause for the rise in housing prices. They would moreover put further downward pressure on lending to businesses, which is still flat--following several years of decline--despite the recent pickup in economic activity.

Economic Consequences of an Independent Scotland June 2014

Question 2

Assuming that Scotland becomes an independent country, do you agree that the UK government's position of ruling out a monetary union is in the economic interests of the continuing UK? 

Answer:
Disagree
Confidence level:
Extremely confident

Question 1

Do you agree that that Scotland would better off in economic terms as an independent country?

Answer:
Disagree
Confidence level:
Confident
Comment:

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