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

Voting history

Market Turbulence and Growth Prospects

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Question 1: Do you agree that economic growth prospects for the global economy have seriously deteriorated?

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Answer:
Agree
Confidence level:
Very confident
Comment:
The slowdown in China along with the fall in commodity prices are putting pressure on emerging market economies which are no longer a small fraction of world GDP. In an integrated world the spillovers from China and emerging market economies will probably cause a decline for the growth prospect of the global economy

Autumn Statement & Charter for Budgetary Responsibility

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Question 2: Do you agree that the Charter for Budgetary Responsibility is helpful in underpinning the credibility of fiscal policy?

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Answer:
Agree
Confidence level:
Confident

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Question 1: The Chancellor forecasts a cyclically adjusted fiscal surplus by 2017-18 and in cash terms by 2019-20. Do you agree that this planned path of fiscal consolidation is appropriate?

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Answer:
Disagree
Confidence level:
Not confident

Deal or no deal: The Greece standoff

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Question 3: Do you agree that implementation of the agreement will lead to an expected decrease in Greek debt repayments?

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Answer:
Agree
Confidence level:
Confident

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Question 2: Do you agree that Greece would be better off defaulting right now rather than signing to the agreement under consideration?

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Answer:
Agree
Confidence level:
Confident
Comment:
I think that at current debt to GDP ratio and given the economic situation, restructuring is the only way to go

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