Kate Barker's picture
Affiliation: 
Senior Adviser to Credit Suisse
Credentials: 
former member of the Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee

Voting history

UK House Prices and Macro-Prudential Policy July 2014

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Question 1: Do you agree it is time for more robust policy action to prevent a build-up of excessive housing-related risk?

 

 
Answer:
Agree
Confidence level:
Confident
Comment:
More robust - to change expectations - but not very robust. Already signs the market is slowing somewhat.

Economic Consequences of an Independent Scotland June 2014

Question 2

Assuming that Scotland becomes an independent country, do you agree that the UK government's position of ruling out a monetary union is in the economic interests of the continuing UK? 

Answer:
Neither agree nor disagree
Confidence level:
Not confident

Euro Area Deflation and Risk for UK Economy May 2014

Question 2

Do you agree that a deflation in the Euro area (as defined in Question 1) would pose a considerable risk to the UK recovery?

Answer:
Agree
Confidence level:
Confident

Question 1

Do you agree that there is a significant risk of a sustained deflation across the Euro Area in the coming two years?

Answer:
Disagree
Confidence level:
Confident
Comment:
Sustained deflation defined as falling prices for a year with price level down 1%. Don't think this very likely.

Prospects for Economic Growth in the UK April 2014

Question 2

Do you agree that, in the wake of the financial crisis, any downward adjustment to the expected average annual long-term growth rate of the UK economy is likely to be by less than 0.25 percentage points?

Answer:
Neither agree nor disagree
Confidence level:
Confident
Comment:
There is a very long-term underlying productivity trend in the UK which I would not expect to fall by more than 0.25 pts. Meanwhile labour force participation might rise a little to offset any slowdown in labour force growth.

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