Robert Kollmann's picture
Affiliation: 
Université Libre de Bruxelles
Credentials: 
Professor of Economics
Research Fellow, CEPR
PhD, University of Chicago

Voting history

Fiscal Rules in the European Monetary Union

Question 2: Which of the following is the one reform you would choose to improve fiscal rules?

Answer:
Expansion of EU level fiscal capacity for expanded mutual insurance
Confidence level:
Confident

Proposition 1: The existing fiscal rules for European Monetary Union members require revision.

Answer:
Disagree
Confidence level:
Confident

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 current negative environmental impact
Confidence level:
Confident
Comment:
Saving the environment and stopping climate change is an existential challenge for humanity. All countries and all institutions, including the ECB, must contribute to this goal.

Post Covid-19 Potential Output in the Eurozone

Question 2: How much lower will the potential growth rate of GDP in the Eurozone in 2025 be due to Covid-19 relative to pre-Covid forecasts?

 

Answer:
No different
Confidence level:
Confident
Comment:
While there is much uncertainty about the speed of recovery over the next 1-4 years, there is no reason to expect a decline in the growth rate of potential output over a longer period.

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