Ugo Panizza's picture
Affiliation: 
The Graduate Institute, Geneva (HEID)
Credentials: 
Pictet Chair and Professor of Economics

Voting history

Global risks from rising debt and asset prices

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Question 2: Is the loose monetary policy of major central banks responsible for the recent increase in global leverage or asset values?

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Answer:
Disagree
Confidence level:
Not confident

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Question 1: Does the world economy face heightened risks arising from an excess of public and private debt and/or inflated asset prices?

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Answer:
Neither agree nor disagree
Confidence level:
Not 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:
Agree
Confidence level:
Not confident

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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:
Confident
Comment:
We know that the EZ is not an optimal currency area, and the euro is as much a political project as an economic one. Forcing countries that are not interested into joining to join the euro will only complicate things without any obvious benefit

Wages and economic recoveries

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Question 2: Do you agree that the different behaviour of UK real wages relative to Eurozone wages during the Great Recession is in large part due to the UK having different labour market policies?

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Answer:
Disagree
Confidence level:
Not confident
Comment:
Don't know enought about the UK, but I suspect that above traget inflation was more important than labor market flexibility

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