Willem Buiter: Reflections, Ruminations, Rants and Raves:

Letters to the Editor, Editorials, Op-Ed pieces, unpublished lectures, presentations, interviews and other odds and ends

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  10. "When 'Whatever it Takes' Isn't Enough," Project Syndicate, 17 March 2020.

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

  12. "The Wealth and Health of Nations," Project Syndicate, 10 March 2020.

  13. "The New Normal Should Be Cashless," Project Syndicate, 25 February 2020.

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

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

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

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

  18. "Financial Stability Should be Central Banking's Prime Objective." Project Syndicate, 11 December 2019.

  19. "The Federal Reserve Will Have to be Creative in the Next Recession. Its Room for Manoeuvre on Conventional Monetary Policy is Small." Financial Times, Opinion, 8 December 2019.

  20. "An Infrastructure Plan That Would Actually Work." With Dag Detter. Project Syndicate, 2 April 2018.

  21. "Islamic Solution for Household Debt." Article by Jonathan Shapiro based on an interview with me. Australian Financial Review, 15 June 2016

  22. "Towards the Brave New World of Negative Interest Rates and a Cashless Society." Nikkei Asian Review, 30 March 2016.

  23. "There is a Way Past the Insanity Over Greece." With Ebrahim Rahbari. Financial Times, Opinion, 21 June 2015.

  24. "Could Europe Recognize a Sensible Syriza?" With Ebrahim Rahbari. Times, Comment, 11 February 2015.

  25. "Four Rescue Measures for Stagnant Eurozone." Financial Times, Markets Insight, 30 October 2014. See also here.

  26. "Globalisation Under Threat, Warns Citi Economist." Bangkok Post Business, 29 September 2014. See also here.

  27. "The Fed's Bad Manners Risk Offending Foreigners." (Not my title!) Financial Times, Opinion, 4 February 2014.

  28. "Secular Stagnation Risk for EU and Japan." Financial Times, Markets Insight, 23 September 2013. Should have been EA (euro area), not EU, but editors ....

  29. "Eurozone Crisis Demands Swift Debt Restructuring." Financial Times, Markets Insight, 8 May 2013.

  30. "Euro Faces Exit of the Strong." (bad title, not mine!) Financial Times, Markets Insight, 15 October 2012.

  31. "Race to Save Euro Will Follow 'Grexit'." Financial Times, Markets Insight, 21 June 2012.

  32. "Greece Far From Safe Even After Debt swap." With Ebrahim Rahbari. Financial Times, 13/14 February 2012.

  33. "The Terrible Consequences of a Eurozone Collapse." Financial Times, 7 December 2011.

  34. "EFSF Needs Bigger Bazooka to Maximise its Firepower." Financial Times, 31 October 2011.

  35. "Blundering Towards a 'You Break it You Own It' Europe." Financial Times, 1 August 2011.

  36. "Three Steps to Survival for Euro Zone." Wall Street Journal Europe, Agenda, 10 Dec. 2010.

  37. "MPC Past Present and Future; The Good, the Bad and the Ugly." Presentation prepared for the Bank of England's Graduate Induction Programme, 11 October 2007.

  38. "What Should the Authorities Have Done?" Presentation prepared for the Financial Crisis Conference. London Financial Regulation Seminar, 1 October 2007.

  39. "Bail-Out That Will Damage Bank's Credibility." With Anne C. Sibert. Financial Times. Comment. Comments & Analysis page, 16 September 2007.

  40. "Three Steps to Calm the Storm." With Anne C. Sibert. Financial Times. Comment. Comments & Analysis page, 6 September 2007.

  41. "Put the NHS Out of Its Misery and Allow Competition." With Anne C. Sibert. Comment. Daily Telegraph. Business News, 3 September 2007.

  42. "How to Starve the Terrorists of Funds: Legalise All Drugs." Financial Times. Comment. Comments & Analysis page, 7 August 2007.

  43. "The Folly of the Fed or: Why is the Fed So Hardcore?" In Maverecon, my Financial Times blog, which can be found here, 30 June 2007.

  44. "A New Chance to Raise Gilt Issuance." With Ros Altmann and Jon Moynihan. Financial Times. Leaders & Letters page, 26 June 2007.

  45. ""EU Governments Are Stepping Off the Streetcar." Financial Times. Leaders & Letters page, 11 June 2007.

  46. "A European Constitution Must Be Approved by Referendum." Financial Times. Leaders & Letters page, 5 June 2007.

  47. "Global Imbalances." Powerpoint presentation to introduce a debate on global imbalances. Award to Premio German Bernacer de Economia Monetaria" for the best European Monetary Economist under 40 award to Hélène Rey. Madrid, Bank of Spain, 21 May 2007.

  48. "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.

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

  50. "IMF Made Political Recommendations Outside its Remit." Financial Times. Leaders & Letters page, 12 March 2007.

  51. "High Degree of ECB Independence in Securities Sector is Undesirable." Financial Times. Leaders & Letters page, 19 January 2007.

  52. "Let Us debate Whether the UK Can be Financed With Taxes that Do not Exceed 33 Per Cent of GDP." with Anne C. Sibert. Financial Times. Leaders & Letters page, 1 November 2006.

  53. "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).

  54. "UK Facing Three-Pronged Assault on its Labour market Flexibility." Financial Times. Leaders & Letters page, 28 Sept. 2006.

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

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

  57. "Minimum Wage Does not Correct a Distortion; It Is a Distortion." Financial Times. Leaders & Letters page, 28 March 2006.

  58. "New MPC Member Must be Professional Economist." Financial Times. Leaders & Letters page, 25/26 February 2006.

  59. "Official Response to Low Yields is Like Hunting tigers With Pea-Shooter." Financial Times. Leaders & Letters page, 26 January 2006.

  60. "Heads I Win, Tails I win' Way to Seek Higher Yields." Financial Times. Leaders & Letters page, 16 January 2006.

  61. "The OECD's Response to Soaring Oil Prices Must be Heavily Qualified With Regard to the Output Gap." (Not my title!), Financial Times. Leaders & Letters page, 9 September 2005.

  62. "The UK and the Euro." paper by Chris Mulhearn and Howard R. Vane in The World Economy, vol. 28 (February 2005): 243–58. The article draws on and quotes from interviews with Patrick Minford and myself.

  63. "Right to Free Inquiry trampled." Financial Times. Leaders & Letters page, 19/30 March 2005.

  64. "The Failure of Cancun." Financial Times Leaders and Letters, 16 Sept. 2003, with slight edits, under the heading "If anything is to to rescued from Cancún, politics must take precedence over economics". Note: not my heading. It doesn't make sense to me either.

  65. "Obituary of Professor James Tobin." The Independent, 14 March 2002.