John VanReenen's picture
Affiliation: 
London School of Economics
Credentials: 
Professor of economics
Director of Centre for Economic Performance

Voting history

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:
We have evidence that UK place based investment subsidies can be is effective in our 2019 AER paper http://cep.lse.ac.uk/pubs/download/dp1113.pdf (ungated) https://www.aeaweb.org/articles?id=10.1257/aer.20160034 But skill investment also very useful

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

Answer:
Sorting
Confidence level:
Confident

Prospects for UK Economic Growth

Question 2: What is the most important contribution economic policymakers can make growth in the UK over the next decade? 

Answer:
Raising public investment (in physical and human capital)
Confidence level:
Very confident
Comment:
See LSE Growth Commission work https://cep.lse.ac.uk/LSE-Growth-Commission/files/LSEGC-2012-report.pdf

Effects of an embargo on Russian gas

Question 3: By how much would an immediate EU-wide import ban on Russian gas reduce EU GDP growth per annum in 2022-3, in percentage points (pp), absent other policies?

Answer:
Between 1pp and 3pp
Confidence level:
Not confident at all

Question 1: By how much would an immediate EU-wide import ban on Russian gas reduce German GDP growth per annum in 2022-3, in percentage points (pp), absent other policies?

Answer:
Between 3pp and 5pp
Confidence level:
Not confident

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