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Dr Willem Buiter joins LSE's European Institute

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Dr Willem Buiter has been appointed to a new chair in European Political Economy at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

Dr Buiter will take up the post on 1 September this year, based in LSE's European Institute.

He is currently chief economist at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London, a post he has held for the last five years.

Dr Buiter has previously lectured at LSE, both full-time and as a visiting professor. He was Cassel Professor of Economics with special reference to Money and Banking from 1982 till 1985. From 1997 to 2000 he was a member of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee, and he has also taught economics at Cambridge, Yale, Bristol and Princeton universities. He was awarded a CBE for services to economics in 2000.

Professor Kevin Featherstone, head of the European Institute, said: 'We are delighted to be appointing someone with such an eminent academic and public profile to this new LSE chair. The new post will significantly strengthen the European Institute and add to its recent expansion.'

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On the move, p2 (10 June 05)
The London School of Economics has appointed Willem Buiter to a chair in European political economy. He is chief economist at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London, a member of the Bank of England's monetary policy committee and ha taught at Cambridge, Yale, Bristol and Princeton universities. He was Cassel professor at LSE (1982-85). 

6 April 2005

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