Willem Buiter

Adjunct Senior Fellow at Council on Foreign Relations in New York

Willem Buiter is an Independent Economic Advisor, Expert Witness and Speaker.  He was a Visiting Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University in 2020 and 2021. He was Special Economic Adviser of Citigroup from February 2018 to December 2019.  From January 2010 till January 2018 he was Global Chief Economist at Citigroup. Prior to his appointment at Citigroup, he was Professor of European Political Economy at the European Institute of the London School of Economics and Political Science. He was a member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England (1997-2000) and Chief Economist and Special Adviser to the President at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) (2000-2005). He has held academic appointments at Princeton University, the University of Bristol, Yale University and the University of Cambridge and has been a Consultant and Adviser to the International Monetary Fund, The World Bank, The Inter-American Development Bank, the EBRD, the European Communities and a number of national governments and government agencies. From 2005 till 2009, he was an Advisor to Goldman Sachs International. He has published widely on subjects such as open economy macroeconomics, monetary and exchange rate theory, fiscal policy, social security, economic development, transition economies, DeFi and crypto assets. He obtained his PhD in Economics from Yale in 1975. He is a CEPR Research Fellow