Francesco Giavazzi's picture
Affiliation: 
IGIER, Università Bocconi, Milano
Credentials: 
Professor of Economics

Voting history

Labour Markets and Monetary Policy

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Question 1: Do you agree that a strong labour market is a good indicator of building inflationary pressure?

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Answer:
Agree
Confidence level:
Confident
Comment:
the Phillips Curve is still alive

Global risks from rising debt and asset prices

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Question 2: Is the loose monetary policy of major central banks responsible for the recent increase in global leverage or asset values?

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Answer:
Disagree
Confidence level:
Very confident
Comment:
Loose monetary policy has saved the world and is major responsible for the current widespread growth. Of course, as always in life, there are risks but the BIS should ask itself what the alternative would have been

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Question 1: Does the world economy face heightened risks arising from an excess of public and private debt and/or inflated asset prices?

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Answer:
Disagree
Confidence level:
Not confident
Comment:
I think we have the tolls to address a problem if one were to arise

Juncker's State of the Union Address

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Question 2: Do you agree that the euro has had more benefits than costs?

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Answer:
Neither agree nor disagree
Confidence level:
Not confident at all

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Question 1; Do you agree that euro membership should be compulsory for all EU member states?

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Answer:
Strongly disagree
Confidence level:
Very confident

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