Ramon Marimon's picture
Affiliation: 
European University institute and UPF-BarcelonaGSE
Credentials: 
Professor of Economics
Pierre Werner Chair

Voting history

Bitcoin and the City

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Question 2: Do you agree that the regulatory oversight of cryptocurrencies needs to be increased?

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Answer:
Agree
Confidence level:
Not confident
Comment:
No more than the oversight of 'fake news'. Unless the right answer to Question 1 turns out to be NO.

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Question 1: Do you agree that cryptocurrencies are currently a threat to the stability of the financial system, or can be expected to become a threat in the next couple of years?

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Answer:
Strongly disagree
Confidence level:
Confident
Comment:
Cryptocurrencies are marginal now but their potential growth rate (in total value) is subject to diminishing returns, unless the appreciation race continues, but if it does it will attract more entry (already happening) and competition will slow down the appreciation race.

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:
Agree
Confidence level:
Very confident
Comment:
The main cost has been the euro crisis, which could have been managed better, but not by having 'stressed countries' with their own currencies, even if not having benefited from low euro interest rates they probably would have not accumulated so much debt.

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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:
Very confident
Comment:
It is desirable, but it will delay the development of the Euro Area to now insist on all EU countries forming part; furthermore, it is wishful thinking on JCJ part.