Biography and CV

Academic Research


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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.


By Topic

Monetary Policy and Central Banks

Fiscal Policy and Taxation

Climate Change and Water


United States

Developing and Transition Economies


Politics, Regulation, COVID, Political Economy

By Type

Reflections, Rants, Raves and Ruminations

Non-Technical Papers

Conference Papers, Slides and Other Unpublished Papers

Citi Publications


What is New:

Review,” Review of The Fiscal Theory of the Price Level by John  H. Cochrane (Princeton: University Press, Princeton, 2023), Economic Record, online version before included in an issue, 8 October 2023.

"Is the Fed's Negative Capital a Problem?" Project Syndicate, 28 September 2023.

"Cashing Out: The Case for Central Bank Digital Currencies," Huawei, 15 September 2023.

"Public Accounting for Public Accountability," Project Syndicate, 31 August 2023.

"Why U.S. Taxes Must Increase," Project Syndicate, 28 June 2023.

"The Overwhelming Case for CBDCs," Project Syndicate, 18 April 2023.

"Expert Says not to Blame Fed for Bank Failures. Hear Why," CNN interview, 28 March 2023.

"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.

"FedSpeak - Buiter Sees UK Rates As High As 6%," podcast, MNI, 1 November 2022.

"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.