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

Voting history

Juncker's State of the Union Address

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Question 2: Do you agree that the euro has had more benefits than costs?

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Answer:
Strongly agree
Confidence level:
Extremely confident
Comment:
The Euro is essential for the project of ever closer economic and political integration between the member states. That project is vital for the prosperity and welfare of Europe, and for its influence in the world. So, yes, the benefits of the Euro far outweigh the costs.

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Question 1; Do you agree that euro membership should be compulsory for all EU member states?

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Answer:
Strongly agree
Confidence level:
Extremely confident
Comment:
Euro membership for all EU states should be absolutely compulsory, as Euro membership is vital for further economic and political integration.

Wages and economic recoveries

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Question 2: Do you agree that the different behaviour of UK real wages relative to Eurozone wages during the Great Recession is in large part due to the UK having different labour market policies?

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Answer:
Neither agree nor disagree
Confidence level:
Confident

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Question 1: Do you agree that lower real wage growth was beneficial for employment levels during the Great Recession?

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Answer:
Agree
Confidence level:
Confident

Happiness and well-being as objectives of macro policy

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Question 2: Do you agree that quantitative well-being analysis should play an important role in guiding policy makers in determining macroeconomic policies?

 
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Answer:
Disagree
Confidence level:
Confident

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