Willem Buiter Commentary:


  1. "Central Banks Need to Be Honest About Their Losses." Project Syndicate, 5 March 2024.

  2. "The ECB Should Change Three Bad Habits." Project Syndicate, 17 January 2024. With Ebrahim Rahbari.

  3. 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.

  4. "Too Much Gloom and Doom?" Project Syndicate, 12 December 2022.

  5. "Markets Don’t Believe Liz Truss’s Numbers. They’re Right Not To." Barrons, 26 September 2022. With Anne C. Sibert.

  6. E-Money Tokens, Tokenised Money-Market shares, and Tokenised Bank Deposits.” VoxEU, 18 August 2022. With Anne C. Sibert and Nicolaes Tollenaar.

  7. "Is Europe Heading for Another Crisis?" Project Syndicate, 8 September 2022.

  8. "The Future of Stablecoins is Commercial Bank Money." Markets Insight section. Financial Times, 2 August 2022. With Anne C. Sibert and Nicolaes Tollenaar.

  9. "Will Europe’s New TPI Be an ATM?" Project Syndicate. 22 July 2022.

  10. Interview in Ellhauge, Michael Calvo Elhauge. "The New Cold War – Geopolitical Macroeconomic Impact of the Ukrainian Crisis." Impact Wealth, 16 May 2022.

  11. "Markets Are in Denial About Nuclear Risk." Project Syndicate, 8 March 2022.

  12. "Public Debate on the Review of the EU Economic Governance." 21 December 2021.

  13. "The Eurosystem: An Accident Waiting to Happen." Project Syndicate, 1 October 2020.

  14. "Recovering from the EU's Recovery Fund." Project Syndicate, 5 August 2020.

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

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

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

  18. "The Implications of Brexit for the Rest of the EU." VoxEU, 2 March 2016.With Ebrahim Rahbari and Christian Schulz.

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

  20. "Inflation in the Eurozone: Why has Demand Management Failed So Badly?" Panelist's remarks for Current Perspectives on Unemployment and Inflation in the Euro Area and Advanced Economies, 22 May 2015. Second ECB Forum on Central Banking. Sintra, Portugal, 21–23 May 2015. Video recordings of all sessions. Conference volume: Inflation and Unemployment in Europe. Sintra, Portugal: European Central Bank, Eurosystem, 2015.

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

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

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

  24. "Europe: The Light at the End of the Tunnel is Still Two or Three Years Away." Citi GPS (Global Perspectives and Solutions), Opinion Articles, 10 May 2013.

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

  26. "Target2 Redux: The Simple Accountancy and Slightly More Complex Economics of Bundesbank Loss Exposure Through the Eurosystem." With Ebrahim Rahbari, CEPR Discussion Paper No 9211, November 2012.

  27. "Zwaluwen boven de Eurozone." Me Judice, Economen in Debat (11 October 2011). Shortened Dutch version of "Three Bits of Good News and One Piece of Bad News for the Euro Area." Citi Research. Economics, Europe. Global Economics View. (24 September 2012).

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

  29. "Race to Save the Euro Would Follow 'Grexit'." Citi GPS: Global Perspectives & Solutions | Opinion, 22 June 2012.

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

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

  32. "Wordt de Eurozone een Roebelzone?"Me Judice, Economen in Debat, 15 February 2012.

  33. "What Happens if the Euro Collapses?" Citi GPS: Global Perspectives & Solutions, 8 December 2011.

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

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

  36. "Wie Faalt Betaalt: Een Derde Weg Voor de Eurozone." With Ebrahim Rahbari. Me Judice, Economen in Debat (22 September 2011).

  37. "The Implications of Intra-Euro Area Imbalances in Credit Flows." CEPR Policy Insight No. 57, August 2011. With Ebrahim Rahbari and Juergen Michel.

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

  39. "Greece and the Fiscal Crisis in the Eurozone." CEPR Policy Insight No. 51, October 2010. With Ebrahim Rahbari.

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

  41. "The Overwhelming Economic Case for the United Kingdom Adopting the Euro." In Graham Bishop, Willem H. Buiter, Brendan Donnelly and Will Hutton, eds. Britain Should Join the Euro: Essays on the 10th Anniversary of the Launch of the European Single Currency. London: John Stevens, 2009.

  42. "The Collapse of Iceland's banks: The Predictable End of a Non-Viable Business Model." VoxEU, 30 October 2008. With Anne C. Sibert,

  43. "The Icelandic Banking Crisis and What to do About It: The Lender of Last Resort Theory of Optimal Currency Areas." CEPR Policy Insight No. 26, October 2008. With Anne C. Sibert.

  44. "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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  56. "The ECB and M3: From Pillar to Post?" With Erik F. Nielsen and Daniel Vernazza. European Weekly Analyst, issue 06/29 (27 July 2006). Goldman Sachs Global Economic website, https://portal.gs.com.

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

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

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

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

  61. "When should the New Central European Members Join the Eurozone?" 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. With Anne C. Sibert.

  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. "What Accounts for the Bias in the Inflation Targeting Performance of the Bank of England?" Mimeo. Universiteit van Amsterdam. February 2005.

  64. Minutes of evidence given to the Economic Affairs Committee of the House of Lords, 10 February 2004. In Monetary and Fiscal Policy: Present Successes and Future Problems. Vol. 2. Evidence, House of Lords Select Committee on Economic Affairs, Third Report of Session 2003–04, HL Paper 176-II, pp. 121–30, 11 November 2004.

  65. "Challenges for Europe." Remarks. Launch of Hugh Stephenson, ed. Challenges for Europe. London: Palgrave MacMillan, 2004. London School of Economics and Political Science, 6 December 2004. Mimeo. Office of the Chief Economist. European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

  66. "How to reform the Stability and Growth Pact." Central Banking, vol. 13 (February 2003): 49–58.

  67. Minutes of evidence taken before the European Union Committee (Sub-Committee A) of the House of Lords, 10 December 2002. House of Lords, Select Committee on the European Union, Session 2002-03, 13th Report. The Stability and Growth Pact, with Evidence. London: Stationary Office Limited, 11 March 2003.

  68. "Ten Commandments for a Fiscal Rule in the E(M)U." Oxford Review of Economic Policy, vol. 19 (Spring 2003): 84–99. Abstract.

  69. "Why Britain Should Join the Euro." London: Britain in Europe, October 2002. With Richard Layard, Christopher Huhne, Will Hutton, Peter Kenen and Adair Turner.

  70. "Comments on Reforming Britain's Economic and Financial Policy; Towards Greater Economic Stability by HM Treasury." Presented at the launch of the volume. H.M. Treasury, London, 5 December 2001.

  71. *"The Case for the Euro." Britain in Europe, 12 June 2000. With Richard Layard, David Currie, Christopher Huhne, Will Hutton, Peter Kenen, Robert Mundell and Adair Turner.

  72. "Le Royaume-Uni et l'UEM." Politique Étrangère, 1/1999, pp. 45–62. English version: "Britain and EMU."

  73. *"Europa kan Maastricht Overleven." (Europe can survive Maastricht) Socialisme en Democratie, vol. 53, no. 7/8 (1996): 411–6.

  74. *"Two Cheers for EMU." Memorandum. House of Lords, Select Committee on the European Communities, an EMU of 'Ins and Outs.' Vol. 2, Evidence. London: HMSO, June 1996, pp. 201–5. Also in European Economic Perspectives, no. 9 (July 1996): 5–7.

  75. *"Examination of Witness, Minutes of Evidence taken before the European Communities (Sub-Committee A) of the House of Lords. Select Committee on the European Communities, an EMU of 'Ins and Outs.' Vol. 2. Evidence. London: HMSO, June 1996, pp. 206–12.

  76. "Nederland uit de Verte: Beeld en Werkelijkheid van Nederland in het Buitenland." (The Netherlands From a Distance: Appearance and Reality of the Netherlands Abroad. In Frans Becker, Win van Henekelen, Bart Tromp en Marjet van Zuylen, eds. Nederland in de Wereld. Amsterdam: de Arbeiderspers, 1995, pp.23-29.

  77. *"Options for UK Fiscal Policy." Oxford Review of Economic Policy vol. 9, no. 3 (1993). With David Currie.

  78. "Antwoord aan de Haas." (Reply to de Haas) Economisch Statistische Berichten, May 1992. "Moeten Wij ons Zorgen Maken Over de Fiscale Voodoo van Maastricht?" Economisch Statistische Berichten, March 1992. English version: "Should we Worry about the Fiscal Numerology of Maastricht?" Yale University Economic Growth Center Discussion Paper, no. 654, March 1992.

  79. "Europe: The Case for Unsustainable Growth."Centre for European Policy Studies Papers No. 8/9 (May 1984). Working paper version. With Richard Layard, Giorgio Basevi, Olivier Blanchard and Rudiger Dornbusch.

  80. *"Competitiveness." in House of Commons Select Committee on the Treasury and Civil Service, Memoranda on Monetary Policy, 3 February 1981.
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