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

Voting history

Euro weakness in 2022

Question 2: Should the ECB respond to movements in the euro-dollar exchange rate of the nature observed in 2022?

Answer:
No
Confidence level:
Very confident

Question 1: What was the main cause for the euro’s decline relative to the US dollar in 2022?

Answer:
Other, none of the above, or no response
Confidence level:
Very confident
Comment:
We just do not know. Too many economists invent stories that appear to be plausible. You may be interested my "Belgian Chocolate Theory of the Dollar". https://www.ft.com/content/165f8838-839c-11da-9017-0000779e2340

Addressing UK public finances after the mini-budget crisis

Question 2: Relative to the Autumn statement, would the UK be better off reducing public debt

Answer:
No opinion or other
Confidence level:
Not confident

Question 3: Given the desired amount of deficit reduction, the Autumn Statement on balance:

Answer:
Should have relied more on tax increases
Confidence level:
Confident

Question 1: How necessary was it for the UK government to lower its deficit through tax increases or spending cuts in November 2022?

Answer:
Desirable
Confidence level:
Confident

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