Paul De Grauwe's picture
Affiliation: 
London School of Economics
Credentials: 
Professor of economics

Voting history

Covid-19: Economic Policy Response

Question 3: Which would be the maximal public debt you would be willing to tolerate if used effectively (as in your answers to 1 and 2 above) to support an economic recovery?

Answer:
No opinion
Confidence level:
Confident
Comment:
There is not scientific basis for any of these numbers

Question 2: Which of the following would have the second greatest impact in mitigating the economic effects of the coronavirus economic crisis in the UK?

Answer:
Making unemployment benefits more generous, streamlined, or comprehensive
Confidence level:
Confident

Question 1: Which of the following would have the greatest impact in mitigating the economic effects of the coronavirus economic crisis?

Answer:
Government credit support for businesses
Confidence level:
Very confident

The UK Productivity Puzzle

Question 4: Which of the following policies would be your second choice of policy to boost private sector productivity, in addition to or absent your first choice?

Answer:
Aggregate demand management through fiscal and/or monetary policy
Confidence level:
Confident

In the last two questions you are asked which government policies are best suited to help the UK emerge from its productivity growth slowdown. Question 3 asks for your most preferred policy option, while question 4 asks for your second choice. You may use the comment section to outline specific policy recommendations.

Question 3: Which of the following policies would best help improve private sector productivity?

Answer:
Investments in human capital including education and job retraining
Confidence level:
Confident

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