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

Voting history

Fiscal Rules in the European Monetary Union

Proposition 1: The existing fiscal rules for European Monetary Union members require revision.

Answer:
Agree
Confidence level:
Confident

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:
No
Confidence level:
Confident
Comment:
Monetary authority can only have a marginal impact on climate change. Main issue is raising carbon price, subsidizing green innovation & better regulation. See http://cep.lse.ac.uk/pubs/download/dp1178.pdf, Journal of Political Economy

Should We Worry About Post-Covid Inflation?

Question 2: Which of the following will be the greatest inflationary (or deflationary) force facing the UK economy?

Answer:
The growth rate of the real UK economy
Confidence level:
Not confident

Post Covid-19 Potential Output in the Eurozone

Question 2: How much lower will the potential growth rate of GDP in the Eurozone in 2025 be due to Covid-19 relative to pre-Covid forecasts?

 

Answer:
No different
Confidence level:
Confident

Lockdowns and UK Economic Performance

Question 2: How much will the new lockdown measures introduced on Thursday November 5 hurt UK economic activity this year relative to a counterfactual with the milder measures adopted over the summer?

Answer:
The economy will benefit from lockdown
Confidence level:
Confident

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