Willem H. Buiter

Willem Buiter is an independent economic consultant and speaker. He is currently a Visiting Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University and an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Council of 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 Counsellor 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.

What is New

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," 26 March 2020, 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.

What is Coming Up

Central Banks as Fiscal Actors; the Drivers of Monetary and Fiscal Policy Space, forthcoming Cambridge University Press.

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