Gianluca Benigno's picture
Affiliation: 
London School of Economics
Credentials: 
Associate Professor in Economics

Voting history

Happiness and well-being as objectives of macro policy

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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:
Not 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:
Neither agree nor disagree
Confidence level:
Not confident

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

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Answer:
Agree
Confidence level:
Confident

German Council of Economic Experts' view of ECB policy

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Question 2: Do you agree that the ECB's monetary policy masks structural problems of member states?

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Answer:
Neither agree nor disagree
Confidence level:
Confident
Comment:
Structural problems in the member states and in particular in the so-called periphery of Europe have been exacerbated by the stance of fiscal policy. Monetary policy is contributing by keeping sovereign yields of countries with high public debt and stagnating conditions at very low level.

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Question 1: Do you agree that exceptionally loose monetary policy by the European Central Bank is no longer appropriate?

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Answer:
Disagree
Confidence level:
Confident
Comment:
With average unemployment rate of about 10% and inflation still below the target, accommodative policies (not only monetary) are needed.

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