Rachel Ngai's picture
Affiliation: 
London School of Economics

Voting history

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

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:
The pandemic will have a permanent effect on trend growth
Confidence level:
Confident

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

Answer:
Human capital (education and job experience)
Confidence level:
Confident

The UK Productivity Puzzle

Question 2: Which of the following was the second most important cause for the slowdown in UK productivity growth?

Answer:
Labour market factors
Confidence level:
Confident