Silvana Tenreyro's picture
Affiliation: 
London School of Economics

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Prospects for Economic Growth in the UK April 2014

Question 1

The long period of slow or negative growth might imply that there is a substantial output gap in the UK economy.  Do you agree that there is currently a larger output gap than the OBR estimate to the extent that the shortfall in output relative to capacity is 3% or greater?  

Answer:
Agree
Confidence level:
Confident
Comment:
The UK has potential to tap into growing markets in Africa and Asia, positioning itself as a leader in services' provision. Considering its international potential, the gap may be well above OBR estimates.

Responsible long-term fiscal policy (pilot survey)

Second question:

To help ensure that advanced country governments pursue responsible fiscal policies, countries should adopt formal rules for limiting structural deficits, which are supported by primary legislation or constitutional reform.

Answer:
Agree
Confidence level:
Confident
Comment:
I agree with the principle, but not necessarily with the tight margins in Germany or the rather extreme balanced-budget requirements in Slovenia.

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