Robert Kollmann's picture
Affiliation: 
Université Libre de Bruxelles
Credentials: 
Professor of Economics
Research Fellow, CEPR
PhD, University of Chicago

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

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Question 1: Do you agree that a strong labour market is a good indicator of building inflationary pressure?

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Answer:
Neither agree nor disagree
Confidence level:
Confident
Comment:
It all depends on the underlying shocks. When aggregate demand shocks are driving the cycle, then strong labor markets indicate inflationary pressure. But not when aggregate supply shocks are dominant.

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:
Strongly agree
Confidence level:
Extremely confident
Comment:
Strict regulation and oversight are needed to combat the use of cryptocurrencies for money laundering, tax evasion and other criminal activities.

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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:
Disagree
Confidence level:
Confident
Comment:
Despite recent growth, the market cap of cryptocurrencies remains modest, compared to the size of 'conventional' financial markets. Hence, cryptocurrencies do not seem to represent a threat to financial stability--for now.

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:
Neither agree nor disagree
Confidence level:
Confident

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