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Willem Buiter is an independent economic advisor, speaker, commentator and expert witness. He is currently an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. He was Global Chief Economist at Citigroup from 2010 to 2018 and a Special Economic Advisor at Citigroup from 2018 to 2019. Previously, he was Chief Economist and Special Counselor to the President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and an original member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England. He was the Juan T. Trippe Professor of International Economics at Yale University and has also held academic appointments at the London School of Economics, Cambridge University, the University of Bristol and Princeton University. He is the author of 78 refereed articles in professional journals and seven books.
Monetary Policy and Central Banks
Developing and Transition Economies
Reflections, Rants, Raves and Ruminations
Conference Papers, Slides and Other Unpublished Papers
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"Price Stability vs. Financial Stabililty?" Project Syndicate, 20 March 2023.
"Eliminate the Debt Ceiling," Project Syndicate, 31 January 2023.
Stabilizing Financial Markets: Lending and Market Making as a Last Resort, European Systemic Risk Board, Report of the Scientific Committee, No. 13, January 2023, with Stephen Cecchetti, Kathryn Dominguez, and Antonio Sánchez Serrano.
"Secular Stagnation, Not Secular Stagflation," Project Syndicate, 6 January 2023.
"Too Much Gloom and Doom?" Project Syndicate, 12 December 2022.
MNI PODCAST: FedSpeak - Buiter Sees UK Rates As High As 6%.
"The Bank of England’s Imperfect Intervention," Project Syndicate, 22 October 2022, with Anne C. Sibert.
"It’s Not the Bank of England’s Job to Help Ailing Energy Companies," Financial Times, 17 October 2022, with Anne C. Sibert.
"Markets Don’t Believe Liz Truss’s Numbers. They’re Right Not To," Barrons, 26 September 2022, with Anne C. Sibert.
"Is Europe Heading for Another Crisis?" Project Syndicate, 8 September 2022.
“E-Money Tokens, Tokenised Money-Market shares, and Tokenised Bank Deposits,” VoxEU, 18 August 2022, with Anne C. Sibert and Nicolaes Tollenaar.
"The Future of Stablecoins is Commercial Bank Money," Markets Insight section, Financial Times, 2 August 2022, with Anne C. Sibert and Nicolaes Tollenaar.
"Will Europe’s New TPI Be an ATM?" Project Syndicate, 22 July 2022.
"Stablecoins, Riskycoins, and Dodgycoins,"Project Syndicate, 6 July 2022, with Anne C. Sibert.
"Central Banks Are Still Far Behind the Inflation Curve," Project Syndicate, 9 June 2022, with Anne C. Sibert.
"Fiscal Capture at the ECB," Project Syndicate, 16 May 2022.
Interview in Michael Calvo Elhauge, "The New Cold War – Geopolitical Macroeconomic Impact of the Ukrainian Crisis," Impact Wealth, 16 May 2022.
"Pricing Existential Risk," Project Syndicate, 16 March 2022.