Willem Buiter CBE, FBA, is Global Chief Economist of Citigroup since January 2010.  He has a BA from Cambridge and a Ph.D. from Yale. He has held full-time academic appointments at Princeton, the University of Bristol, the LSE, Yale and Cambridge.  He is an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and a Senior Research Fellow (part-time) at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.

He has published on macroeconomics, monetary and exchange rate management, financial markets and institutions, fiscal policy, social security reform, economic development, emerging markets and transition economics.

He was a member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England from 1997 till 2000, Chief Economist and Special Counselor to the President at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development from 2000 till 2005 and an Adviser to Goldman Sachs from 2005 till 2009.  He has been a consultant or adviser to the IMF, World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, European Commission, central bank and finance ministries across the world.  He is a frequent contributor to the public policy debate and, until the day job got in the way, an avid blogger.