Wouter Den Haan's picture
Affiliation: 
London School of Economics
Credentials: 
Professor of economics

Voting history

Assisting Households Facing Rising Energy Costs

Question 1: Overall, which of the following best characterises how the government’s proposed energy policies will leave the average UK household over the medium term:

Answer:
Better off
Confidence level:
Not confident
Comment:
Better off but not a lot

Question 3: Should a windfall tax be used to (fully or partially) finance support to households?

Answer:
Yes
Confidence level:
Confident
Comment:
On the one hand it wouldn't matter much where the money comes from, but in terms of establishing a society in which it seems we care about each other this would be a good thing to do.

Question 2: Which of the following is the best way to address the impact of rising energy costs on household finances?

Answer:
Conditional/targeted transfers
Confidence level:
Not confident
Comment:
It is important that we incorporate the true price of energy in our choices. But that doesn't mean that we shouldn't help those for whom this will lead to financial difficulty.

Levelling Up Productivity Gaps in the UK

Question 2: Which policies could best help reduce regional productivity disparities?

Answer:
Investment in skill development and education
Confidence level:
Not confident

Question 1: What is the primary factor driving regional productivity disparities in the UK?

Answer:
Agglomeration Effects
Confidence level:
Not confident

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