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

Voting history

House Prices and the UK economy

======================================================================

Question 2: Do you agree that a more widespread weakening of the UK housing market will slow UK GDP growth significantly?

======================================================================

Make sure to save each question separately

Answer:
No opinion
Confidence level:
Confident

======================================================================

Question 1: Do you agree that the phenomenon of declining house prices will ripple out from the London property market leading more UK regions to experience falling prices?

======================================================================

Answer:
No opinion
Confidence level:
Confident

Juncker's State of the Union Address

====================================================================

Question 2: Do you agree that the euro has had more benefits than costs?

====================================================================

Answer:
Disagree
Confidence level:
Very confident
Comment:
Interest rates were completely inappropriate for the periphery in the run-up to the crisis. What happened in Cyprus and Greece is indefensible.

====================================================================

Question 1; Do you agree that euro membership should be compulsory for all EU member states?

====================================================================

Answer:
Disagree
Confidence level:
Extremely confident
Comment:
It isn't an optimal currency area as it stands. Broadening it won't help. I see no sign of the EU wishing to put in place a genuine fiscal union, or even a genuine US-style banking union. The actually existing EMU is a force for generating anti-European sentiment.

Wages and economic recoveries

====================================================================

Question 2: Do you agree that the different behaviour of UK real wages relative to Eurozone wages during the Great Recession is in large part due to the UK having different labour market policies?

====================================================================

Answer:
Agree
Confidence level:
Confident

Pages