Kate Barker's picture
Affiliation: 
British Coal Staff Superannuation Scheme and University Superannuation Scheme
Credentials: 
former member of the Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee

Voting history

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 no clear plan to get to zero emissions by 2050
Confidence level:
Confident

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:
Past monetary policy decisions and other monetary factors
Confidence level:
Not confident at all
Comment:
Selected monetary factors but think it will be a mix of pressures.

 Question 1: Which of the following scenarios is most likely to hold on average for most of the upcoming decade?

Answer:
The BoE will be unable to avoid inflation exceeding its target
Confidence level:
Not confident
Comment:
The UK in particular may struggle with inflation early in the decade - Brexit and Covid costs into a labour market with a lot of mismatch as different sectors and places flourish and fade. Possibly also downward pressure on sterling with concerns over breakup of the Union. Inflation expectations may shift upward.

Lockdowns and UK Economic Performance

Question 1: How much of the decline in GDP experienced to date would have been avoided in the absence of any lockdown measures or other policy interventions (such as fiscal support)?

Answer:
A moderate portion of the decline (around a half)
Confidence level:
Not confident at all

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