Willem H. Buiter

Willem Buiter is an independent economic advisor and speaker. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University and 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 professorships at the London School of Economics and Cambridge University. He is the author of 78 refereed articles in professional journals and seven books.


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"The Trouble with Argentina," Project Syndicate, 20 January 2022, with Anne C. Sibert.

"Why the Fed Must Tighten,"Jackson Hole Economics, 29 December 2021.

"Public Debate on the Review of the EU Economic Governance," 21 December 2021.

"Water As an Asset Class Is Here," Project Syndicate, 16 December 2021.

"How Green is this Debt," ExPro Consulting, 3 December 2021.

"The Case Against Green Central Banking," Project Syndicate, 26 November 2021.

"The Fed Must Abandon Average Inflation Targeting," Financial Times, 14 November 2021.

"Gas Price Caps Would be a Disaster for the Ukrainian Economy," Ukraine Alert, Atlantic Council, 28 October 2021.

"Central Banks and the Looming Financial Reckoning," Project Syndicate, 4 October 2021.

"Towards an Enhanced Lender of Last Resort and a Market Maker of Last Resort," paper presented at the International Finance and Banking Society conference, Oxford University, 13 September 2021.

"How Cheap Electricity is a Burden on Ukraine's Economy," Kyiv Post, 31 August 2012.

"Is the U.S. Economy Running Out of Slack," Project Syndicate, 28 July 2021.

"Ukraine's Choice: Corruption or Growth," Atlantic Council, 19 June 2021.

"Biden's Fuzzy Tax Math," Project Syndicate, 29 April 2021, with Anne Sibert.

"Is Bitcoin Good for Business?" Project Syndicate, 29 March 2021.

"Why Bitcoin & Crypto Is Not The Future," interview, Going Underground on RT, 20 February 2021.

"Schrödinger’s Bitcoin," Project Syndicate, 12 February 2021.

"The Fed Must Step Up Again," Project Syndicate, 26 January 2021.

Central Banks as Fiscal Actors; the Drivers of Monetary and Fiscal Policy Space, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2021. Draft version.

"Restructuring the Debt-Restructuring Process," Project Syndicate, 24 November 2020, with Anne Sibert.

"Addressing the Pricing Methodology: Ukraine Can’t Afford to Miss This Chance," Energy Voice, 11 November 2020.

"The Market’s Best of All Possible Worlds," Project Syndicate, 6 November 2020, with Anne Sibert.

"Why Punish Corporations for Their Employees’ Crimes?" Project Syndicate, 3 November 2020, with Anne Sibert.

"The Eurosystem: An Accident Waiting to Happen," Project Syndicate, 1 October 2020.

"Willem H. Buiter Says More," interview, Project Syndicate, 22 September 2020.

"The Fed's Dangerous New Strategy," Project Syndicate, 31 August 2020.

"Recovering from the EU's Recovery Fund," Project Syndicate, 5 August 2020.

"Three Strikes Against the Fed," Vox, 3 July 2020.

"A Stronger Recovery Through Better Accounting," Project Syndicate, 26 June 2020, with Ian Ball and Dag Detter.

"Paying for the COVID-19 Pandemic Will Be Painful," Financial Times, 15 May 2020.

"Ukraine's Biggest Challenges Are Political," Kyiv Post, 12 May 2020.

"Germany’s Judges Declare War on the ECB," Project Syndicate, 5 May 2020.

"The Problem with MMT," Project Syndicate, 4 May 2020.

"Pandemic Socialism," Project Syndicate, 9 April 2020.

"To Fight the COVID Pandemic, Policymakers Must Move Fast and Break Taboos," Vox, 6 April 2020, with Sony Kapur.

Kris Van Hamme, "Er Wacht Een Economische Depressie Als Overheden Niet Meer Doen," De Tijd, 28 March 2020, interview. Imperfect English version by Google translate.

"The Helicopters Are Coming," Project Syndicate, 26 March 2020.

"When 'Whatever It Takes' Isn’t Enough," Project Syndicate, 17 March 2020.

"Piketty's Latest Charge," Project Syndicate, 13 March 2020.

"The Wealth and Health of Nations," Project Syndicate, 10 March 2020: The COVID-19 outbreak's implications for the global economy.

"The New Normal is Cashless," Project Syndicate, 25 February 2020.

"Is Climate Change Solidarity Impossible?" Project Syndicate, 10 February 2020.

"Past Interest Rates and Future Growth," Project Syndicate, 13 January 2020.

"When Central Banks Go Green," Project Syndicate, 2 January 2020.

"Making the Best of a Bad Brexit," Project Syndicate, 27 December 2019.

Santelli Exchange: Unsustainable Federal Debt and ‘Helicopter’ Money, CNBC, 19 December 2019.

"Financial Stability Should Be Central Banking’s Prime Objective," Project Syndicate, 11 December 2019.

"The Federal Reserve Will Have to be Creative in the Next Recession," Financial Times, 8 December 2019.

"Managing the Financial Risks of Climate Change," with Benjamin Nabarro, Global Perspectives & Solutions Citi GPS Insight, 2 October 2019.

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