Wendy Carlin's picture
Affiliation: 
University College London
Credentials: 
Professor of economics

Voting history

ECB's quantitative easing

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Question 1:

Do you agree that the design of the ECB's QE programme reduces its effectiveness? 

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Answer:
Agree
Confidence level:
Not confident

Deal or no deal: The Greece standoff

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Question 2: Do you agree that Greece would be better off defaulting right now rather than signing to the agreement under consideration?

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Answer:
Agree
Confidence level:
Not confident
Comment:
It is difficult to answer confidently because it is not clear how the ECB would behave under such circumstances.

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Question 1:  

Do you agree that, on balance, the implementation of the agreement as outlined in media reports will have a non-trivial negative effect on Greek GDP?

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Answer:
Agree
Confidence level:
Confident
Comment:
Agreements of the degree of harshness that seem likely, would be expected to further weaken the Greek economy and leave high levels of uncertainty.

Monetary policy and the zero lower bound (ZLB)

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Question 2: Do you agree that the benefits of reforming the monetary system to allow materially negative policy interest rates outweigh the possible costs?

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Answer:
Neither agree nor disagree
Confidence level:
Not confident

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Question 1: Do you agree that it is feasible for the UK authorities to change the monetary system so that materially negative policy interest rates could be safely implemented? (In answering, you may wish to explain your reasons and define your view of 'material')

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Answer:
Disagree
Confidence level:
Not confident

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