Gernot Müller's picture
Affiliation: 
Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Credentials: 
Dr of Economics

Voting history

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:
Disagree
Confidence level:
Confident
Comment:
Evidence to date suggests that the link between fiscal policy and current account is weak. In fact, not even the sign of how a fiscal expansion impacts the current account is clear (see, Kim and Roubini's 2008 paper on twin divergence).

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Question 1: Do you agree that German current account surpluses are a threat to the Eurozone economy?

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Answer:
Disagree
Confidence level:
Confident

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