Willem Buiter Commentary:

Developing and Transition Economies

  1. "An Argentinian Haircut for the IMF," Project Syndicate, 16 February 2022.

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

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

  4. "How Cheap Electricity is a Burden on Ukraine's Economy," Kyiv Post, 31 August 2021.

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

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

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

  8. "Did EU Membership Bring Economic Benefits for CESEE Member States?" With David P. Lubin. In Istvan P. Szekely, Faces of Convergence. E-book: Vienna Institute for International  Economic Studies, May 2019.

  9. "Ukraine's Biggest Challenges Are Political," Kyiv Post, 12 May 2020.Markets Insight, 23 September 2013.

  10. "The Browning of Chindia." Mint, daily business newspaper published by India's HT Media Ltd in association with The Wall Street Journal,in New Delhi and Mumbai. Views, 12 April 2007.

  11. "Too Many Cheers for Chindia." Mint. Views, 11 April 2007.

  12. "No Bricks Without Straw: A Critique of Ravi Kanbur' s Modest Proposal for Introducing Development Outcomes in IDA Allocation Procedures." Note. Initiative for Policy Dialogue on the CPIA and Aid Allocation meeting. Columbia University, New York, 4 April 2007. Mimeo. European Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science, March 2007.

  13. "A Wave of Unilateral 'Euro-isations' Would Confound the EU's Mean-Spirited Legal Nitpickers." with Anne C. Sibert. Comment on Georgi Angelo. "How to Gate-Crash the Eurozone." Europe's World (Autumn 2006).

  14. "The Inflation Criterion for Eurozone Membership: What to Do When you Fail to Meet It." With Anne C. Sibert. Background paper for a panel discussion. Central Banking and EU Enlargement. Central Bank of Turkey, Annual Meeting of the Turkish Economic Association, 12 September 2006. Mimeo. European Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science, September 2006.

  15. "Eurozone Entry of New EU Member States from Central Europe: Should they? Could they?" With Anne C. Sibert. in Development & Transition, UNDP-LSE Newsletter 4 (June 2006): 16 –19.

  16. "Lithuania Exclusion From Eurozone Violates Spirit of the Entry Treaty." With Anne Sibert. Financial Times. Leaders & Letters page, 19 May 2006.

  17. "Europe Must Relax its Inflation Test for Euro Entrants." With Anne C. Sibert, Financial Times. Comment & Analysis/Comment page, May 4, 2006.

  18. "Beauties and the Beast; When Will the New EU Members from Central and Eastern Europe Join the Eurozone?." With Anne C. Sibert, Mimeo. London School of Economics and Political Science, May 2006.

  19. "When should the New Central European Members Join the Eurozone?" With Anne C. Sibert. Bančni vestnik—The Journal for Money and Banking of the Bank Association of Slovenia, Special Issue. Small Economies in the Euro Area: Issues, Challenges and Opportunities, vol. 11 (2006): 5–11.

  20. "It's a long way to Copenhagen: Turkey's Membership of and Convergence with the European Union." Background note for comments for the presentation of the World Bank's 2006 Country Economic Memorandum Promoting Sustained Growth and Convergence with the European Union. Ankara, 6 March 2006 and Brussels, 9 March 2006. Published as Centre for European Policy Studies Policy Brief No. 96, March 2006.

  21. "En Attendant Godot? Financial Instability Risks for Countries Targeting Eurozone Membership." CEPR/ESI Eighth Annual Conference: EMU Enlargement to the East and the West. Magyar Nemzeti Bank, Budapest, Hungary, 24–25 September 2004.

  22. "What Have We learnt From Fifteen Years of Transition in Central and Eastern Europe?" International Policy Conference on Transition Economies. Hanoi, Vietnam, 31 May and 1 June 2004. Mimeo. Office of the Chief Economist, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, July 2004.

  23. "Transition and Sustainable Growth in the Early Transition Countries: The Role of the Private Sector in Poverty Reduction." Mimeo. Early Transition Countries Strategic Review Meeting. Office of the Chief Economist, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, 30 June 2004.

  24. "What Should the Multilateral Development Banks Do?." With Steven Fries. European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Working Paper No. 74, June 2002. Abstract. French version: Quelle Devrait être la Mission des Banques Multilatérales de Développement?" Revue d'économie du développement, vol. 16, no. 1 ( 2002): 171–204. DOI : 10.3917/edd.161.0171.

  25. "Capital Flight and Capital outflows from Russia: Symptom, Cause and Cure." With Ivan Szegvari. European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Working Paper No. 73, June 2002. Abstract.

  26. "Opportunities and Challenges for Estonia's Economic Convergence to the EU." With Vanessa Mitchell-Thomson. Postimees (Estonia's largest daily newspaper), July 2002.

  27. "Blended Finance and Subsidies: An Economic Analysis of the Use of Grants and Other Subsidies in Project Finance by Multilateral Development Banks." With Mark Schankerman. Mimeo. European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, June 2002. Abstract.
  28. "Globalisation and Regional Integration: A View from Eastern Europe and the FSU." In House of Lords, Session 2001-02, Select Committee on Economic Affairs, Globalisation, Oral Evidence up to 13 March. 2002, London: Stationary Office Ltd., pp. 83–96.

  29. "Spreads on Local Currency Loans vs. Spreads on Hard Currency Loans." Mimeo. European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, November 2001.

  30. "Exchange Rate Regimes for Accession Countries." Luncheon hosted by Deutsche Bank, EBRD Annual General Meeting, Riga, Latvia, 21 May 2000.

  31. Indian Public Finance in the 1990s: Challenges and Prospects." With Urjit R. Patel. Economic Growth Center, Yale University, Discussion Paper No. 706, December 1993.
  32. *"Stabilization and Structural Adjustment in Peru." Mimeo, June 1993.

  33. *"Some Thoughts on the Brady Plan: Putting a Fourth Leg on the Donkey?" With Kenneth Kletzer and T.N. Srinivasan. World Development, vol. 17, no. 10 (1989): 1161–4.

  34. "Rewarding the Profligate and Punishing the Prudent and Poor: Some Recent Proposals for Debt Relief." With T.N. Srinivasan. World Development, vol. 15 (April 1987): 411–17.

  35. "Macroeconomic Responses by Developing Countries to Changes in External Economic Conditions." NBER Working Paper No. 1836, April 1986.

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