Willem Buiter

Willem Buiter is an independent economic adviser.  Since 2015 he is Adjunct Professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs in New York.

Education

He has a BA from Cambridge University and a Ph. D. in Economics from Yale University.  He has held full-time professorial appointments at Princeton University, the University of Bristol, the LSE, Yale University and Cambridge University. He is a Fellow of the British Academy.  He was awarded a CBE for “services to economics’ in 2000.  In 2012 he received a Honorary Doctorate from the University of Amsterdam.

Employment

2015 – present –  Adjunct Professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs in New York
2014 – present – Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York
2018-2019 – Special Economic Adviser at Citigroup
2010-2018 – Global Chief Economist at Citigroup
2005-2009 – Adviser to Goldman Sachs
2000-2005 – Chief Economist and Special Counselor to the President at the EBRD
1997-2000 – Founding external member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England

He has been an adviser to the IMF, the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, the European Commission, central banks, finance ministries and corporations across the world.  He is a member of the Advisory Scientific Committee of the European System Risk Board (ESRB).

Additional Information

He has published six books on economics, with a seventh forthcoming.  He has written several hundred articles on monetary economics, open economy macroeconomics, international finance and public finance.  He is a frequently commentator on global economic developments.