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

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:
Confident
Comment:
because of the money laundering tax evasion implications not because of the monetary policy argument (I don't think cryptocurrencies will reduce the effectiveness of monetary policy)

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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:
Currently they are too small to pose any systemic risk, and they are unlikely to reach a dimension that would make them a source of concern in the next couple of years.

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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