David Cobham's picture
Affiliation: 
Heriot Watt University
Credentials: 
Professor of economics

Voting history

The “Spend Now, Tax Later” Budget

Question 3: Which of the following best characterizes the pace at which the budget addresses UK’s medium term fiscal challenges (deficit and debt)?

Answer:
Reduces deficits too rapidly
Confidence level:
Not confident
Comment:
Well, the danger is that it does this. But there's many a slip twixt cup and lip.

Question 2: To what extent will the “super deduction” aide the UK’s recovery from the Covid recession?

Answer:
Moderately
Confidence level:
Confident
Comment:
But there's a lot of other things going on too.

Question 1: How will the increase in the corporate tax rate from 19% to 25% affect the UK’s international competitiveness in the medium term?

 

Answer:
No effect
Confidence level:
Confident
Comment:
What will dominate is Brexit, one way or the other.

The ECB’s Green Agenda

Question 2: Would you support changing the ECB’s mandate to incorporate the EU’s target of carbon neutrality by 2050, if such a change is deemed legally necessary to adopt your preferred approach?

Answer:
Yes
Confidence level:
Confident

 Question 1: Which of the following actions is the most advisable approach for European Central Bank to address the environmental impact of its bond-purchasing policies?

Answer:
Banning bond purchases from industries with current negative environmental impact
Confidence level:
Confident

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