Kate Barker's picture
Affiliation: 
British Coal Staff Superannuation Scheme
Credentials: 
former member of the Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee

Voting history

Euro Area Deflation and Risk for UK Economy May 2014

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.

Responsible long-term fiscal policy (pilot survey)

Second question:

To help ensure that advanced country governments pursue responsible fiscal policies, countries should adopt formal rules for limiting structural deficits, which are supported by primary legislation or constitutional reform.

Answer:
Neither agree nor disagree
Confidence level:
Not confident

First question:

To help ensure that advanced country governments have sufficient flexibility to respond to future crises, it is important that finance ministries aim for a ratio of public debt to GDP that is substantially less than 60% in normal times.

Answer:
Agree
Confidence level:
Confident

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