Kevin Hjortshøj O'Rourke's picture
Affiliation: 
Oxford University
Credentials: 
Professor of Economics

Voting history

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:
Agree
Confidence level:
Confident

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

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Answer:
Neither agree nor disagree
Confidence level:
Confident
Comment:
In my view there is a case for selective EU industrial policy. In the UK case however, the most important industrial policy issue is maintaining membership of the Single Market and Customs Union, and the UK has ruled that out. So it's hard to take their industrial policy aspirations seriously.

The Future of Central Bank Independence

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Question 2: Do you agree that the traditional argument that less central bank independence leads to higher inflation will (still) be relevant over the next 48 months in Western economies?

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Answer:
Agree
Confidence level:
Not confident

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Question 3: More generally, do you agree that it is desirable to maintain central bank independence? Again focus on the near future, say next 48 months.

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Answer:
Agree
Confidence level:
Not confident

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Question 1: Do you agree that central bank independence in the Eurozone and the UK will decline over the next 48 months?

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Answer:
No opinion
Confidence level:
Confident

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