Jürgen von Hagen's picture
Affiliation: 
Universität Bonn
Credentials: 
Professor of Economics

Voting history

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:
Strongly agree
Confidence level:
Extremely confident

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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:
Strongly Agree
Confidence level:
Extremely 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:
Disagree
Confidence level:
Confident
Comment:
"The German government" is undefined as we need to distinguish between federal and Lander. Lander public finances are mostly unsustainable and an increase in spending is not called for. Federal finances are sustainable. Federal spending could be increased to accommodate recent immigrants and to repair the country's infrastructure which is in bad shape.

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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:
Strongly disagree
Confidence level:
Very confident

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