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

Voting history

Labour Markets and Monetary Policy

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Question 2: Do you agree that, in a period of great uncertainty and after a prolonged period of weak real wage growth, monetary policy makers can afford to wait for greater certainty about real wage developments and building inflationary pressure before raising interest rates?

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Answer:
Agree
Confidence level:
Confident

House Prices and the UK economy

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

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Answer:
No opinion
Confidence level:
Confident

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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?

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Answer:
No opinion
Confidence level:
Confident

Juncker's State of the Union Address

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

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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.

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

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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.

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