Willem Buiter Commentary:

Fiscal Policy and Taxation

  1. "How Fiscal is the Fed?" Jackson Hole Economics, 8 January 2024.

  2. "Public Accounting for Public Accountability." Project Syndicate, 31 August 2023.

  3. "Why U.S. Taxes Must Increase." Project Syndicate, 28 June 2023.

  4. "Eliminate the Debt Ceiling." Project Syndicate, 31 January 2023.

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

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

  7. "Fiscal Capture at the ECB." Project Syndicate, 16 May 2022.

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

  9. "Is the U.S. Economy Running Out of Slack." Project Syndicate, 28 July 2021.

  10. "Biden's Fuzzy Tax Math." Project Syndicate, 29 April 2021, with Anne Sibert.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  20. "The US Corporate Tax Cut Debate." VoxEU, 30 May 2018. With Anne C. Sibert.

  21. "Corporate Profit Taxes, Capital Expenditure and Real Wages: The Analytics Behind a Contentious Debate." CEPR Discussion Paper 12932, May 2018. Abstract.With Anne C. Sibert.

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

  23. "Exchange Rate Implications of Border Tax Adjustment Neutrality." VoxEU, 22 March 2017.

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

  25. "Secular Stagnation: The Time for One-Armed Policy is Over." VoxEU, 5 June 2015. With Ebrahim Rahbari and Joe Seydl.

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

  27. "Why Fiscal Sustainability Matters." VoxEU, 10 January 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. "Debt of Nations: Mr. Micawber’s Vindication: Causes and Consequences of Excessive Debt." Citi GPS, Global Perspectives & Solutions, November 2012. With Ebrahim Rahbari.

  31. "Excessive Debt in Rich Nations: What Happens When Sovereigns, Households and Banks Deleverage at the Same Time?" Powerpoint presentation. Debt of Nations Revisited, Lecture 1. Frederico Caffè Lectures, Rome, 13–14 December 2011.

  32. "Is There a Case for a Further Coordinated Fiscal Stimulus?" Meeting on the theme: Are the coordinated stimulus plans working and are they effective? Should we continue with fiscal stimulus? Are there other approaches to aggregate demand management? IMAG, New York, 16–17 September 2009.

  33. "Fiscal Sustainability." Financial Regulation and Macroeconomic Stability; Key Issues for the G20, HM Treasury, London. HM Treasury and the Centre for Economic Policy Research, 31 January 2009. Published in Mathias Dewatripont, Xavier Freitas and Richard Portes eds. Macroeconomic Stability and Financial Regulation: Key Issues for the G20. Ebook: CEPR, 2009, pp. 79-90.

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

  35. "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.

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

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

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

  39. "Measuring Fiscal Sustainability." Mimeo. University of Cambridge, August 1995.

  40. "Public Debt in the USA; How Much, How Bad and Who Pays?" Economic Growth Center Discussion Paper No. 684, March 1993.

  41. *"The Plain Man's Guide to Fiscal and Financial Policy." With Charles R. Bean. In Conquering Unemployment: The Case for Economic Growth. Hampshire, UK: Macmillan Press, 1989.

  42. *"Public Debt and Fiscal Responsibility." With Olivier J. Blanchard and R. Dornbusch. Centre for European Policy Studies Papers No. 22, 1985.

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