Paolo Surico's picture
Affiliation: 
London Business School
Credentials: 
Associate professor of economics

Voting history

Greece’s elections and the future of the Eurozone

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Question 2: Do you agree that refusal of the core EU countries to a renegotiation of the Greek bailout agreements would carry serious risks for the economic well-being of the Eurozone?

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Answer:
Disagree
Confidence level:
Confident

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Question 1: Do you agree that a Syriza victory on 25 January would lead to a significant or sustained escalation in spreads for other peripheral Eurozone countries?

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Answer:
Disagree
Confidence level:
Not confident

2014 Autumn Statement

 

Question 2: Do you agree that the underperformance of tax receipts in recent years, provides a strong case for higher taxes?

Answer:
Strongly Disagree
Confidence level:
Very confident
Comment:
Evidence suggests tax hikes are very contractionary whereas the evidence on the effects of changes in government spending is less conclusive.

Question 1: Do you agree that the scale of this planned reduction in total managed expenditure is credible?

Answer:
Neither agree nor disagree
Confidence level:
Confident
Comment:
Historically we have seen such a sizable change happening (perhaps not in such a short time window). The devil is in the details of the composition as well as the possible impact on future tax revenues.

Devolving Income Tax Powers within the UK

Question 2: Do you agree that that there is a clear economic case for establishing "English votes for English laws" with the same tax and spending powers as the Scottish Parliament?

Answer:
Neither agree nor disagree
Confidence level:
Confident

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