Chryssi Giannitsarou's picture
Affiliation: 
University of Cambridge, Faculty of Economics
Credentials: 
Reader (Assoc. Professor) in Macroeconomics and Finance

Voting history

COVID-19 and UK Public Finances

Question 2: What is the best way to (eventually) reduce public deficits and debt?

Answer:
Perpetuities
Confidence level:
Not confident
Comment:
Adding to this, I believe a balanced combination of higher inflation with perpetuities would probably work best.

Question 1: How urgently should the UK government address the rise in public debt?

Answer:
HM Treasury should present a long-term plan to reduce the deficit as soon as possible, but not introduce measures to do so in the upcoming budget
Confidence level:
Confident

Covid-19: Economic Policy Response

Question 3: Which would be the maximal public debt you would be willing to tolerate if used effectively (as in your answers to 1 and 2 above) to support an economic recovery?

Answer:
100% of GDP: Current policy
Confidence level:
Not confident

Question 2: Which of the following would have the second greatest impact in mitigating the economic effects of the coronavirus economic crisis in the UK?

Answer:
Government transfers to and bailouts of businesses
Confidence level:
Confident

Question 1: Which of the following would have the greatest impact in mitigating the economic effects of the coronavirus economic crisis?

Answer:
Broad cash transfers and/or tax cuts
Confidence level:
Confident

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