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

Voting history

Will COVID-19 Cause Permanent Damage to the UK Economy?

Question 2: Which aspect of the economy poses the greatest risk for a slow recovery?

Answer:
None of the above, other, or no opinion
Confidence level:
Confident
Comment:
It could be a combinations of all these answers

Question 1: How quickly will the economy rebound (e.g. to the pre-pandemic trend) once the COVID-19 pandemic has been contained and absent major policy interventions? 

Answer:
No opinion
Confidence level:
Confident
Comment:
I find it impossible to answer this question. It all depends on how long and how intense the pandemic will be, and how governments will react to this. Nobody has a clue today. Any of these answers could be true

COVID-19 and UK Public Finances

Question 2: What is the best way to (eventually) reduce public deficits and debt?

Answer:
Higher inflation
Confidence level:
Confident

Question 1: How urgently should the UK government address the rise in public debt?

Answer:
There is no need to take or announce any budgetary actions to reduce the deficit or the public debt until the end of the pandemic
Confidence level:
Confident

The Eurozone COVID-19 Crisis: EU Policy Options

Question 2: What is the best mechanism to pay for economic support provided by and to EU member states to combat the COVID-19 crisis?

Answer:
Monetary finance
Confidence level:
Confident

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