Etienne Wasmer's picture
Affiliation: 
Sciences Po, Paris
Credentials: 
Professor of Economics

Voting history

Bitcoin and the City

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Question 2: Do you agree that the regulatory oversight of cryptocurrencies needs to be increased?

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Answer:
Strongly agree
Confidence level:
Extremely confident
Comment:
Oversight is one thing, coordination is another (and more difficult) matter.

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Question 1: Do you agree that cryptocurrencies are currently a threat to the stability of the financial system, or can be expected to become a threat in the next couple of years?

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Answer:
Strongly agree
Confidence level:
Confident
Comment:
Hard to tell, this is radical uncertainty, nothing close in history as far as I can tell. The main new risk comes from the fact that most people don't understand the supply and the encryption process. Once, when I was a graduate student, someone told me: nobody understands monetary theory, but some understand a bit better. The same is true power 3 in crypto currencies.

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:
Neither agree nor disagree
Confidence level:
Confident

German current account surpluses

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Question 2: Do you agree that the German government should increase public spending given its persistently large current account surplus and given that it is part of the Eurozone?

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Answer:
Neither agree nor disagree
Confidence level:
Very confident

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