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

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 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:
Better off
Confidence level:
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

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

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