Andrea Ferrero's picture
Affiliation: 
University of Oxford

Voting history

Assisting Households Facing Rising Energy Costs

Question 3: Should a windfall tax be used to (fully or partially) finance support to households?

Answer:
Yes
Confidence level:
Very confident

Question 2: Which of the following is the best way to address the impact of rising energy costs on household finances?

Answer:
Conditional/targeted transfers
Confidence level:
Confident

Question 1: Overall, which of the following best characterises how the government’s proposed energy policies will leave the average UK household over the medium term:

Answer:
Worse off
Confidence level:
Confident
Comment:
The package is regressive and adds to the negative financial markets response to the mini budget.

Levelling Up Productivity Gaps in the UK

Question 2: Which policies could best help reduce regional productivity disparities?

Answer:
Public or subsidized investment in lagging communities
Confidence level:
Confident
Comment:
In the short run, public investment in lagging communities is most likely to compensate the gap at least in part. In the medium/long run, supply side policies and structural reforms should become the main tool to address regional imbalances.

Question 1: What is the primary factor driving regional productivity disparities in the UK?

Answer:
Agglomeration Effects
Confidence level:
Not confident
Comment:
All effects mentioned in the background discussion sound reasonable. I'm not aware of a study that has systematically tried to quantify their relative importance.

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