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

Voting history

Central Bank Digital Currency for the UK

Question 2: What effect will the introduction of a CBDC have on UK banks?

Answer:
No or little effect
Confidence level:
Not confident

Question 1: How beneficial would it be to the UK economy for the Bank of England to introduce a central bank digital currency in some form in the upcoming decade?

 

Answer:
Beneficial
Confidence level:
Not confident

Fiscal Rules in the European Monetary Union

Question 2: Which of the following is the one reform you would choose to improve fiscal rules?

Answer:
Fiscal councils or fiscal standards
Confidence level:
Not confident

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

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