Felix Salmon

Citi hires Buiter

By Felix Salmon
November 30, 2009

Willem Buiter is joining Citigroup as its chief economist. It’s an important role — so important, in fact, that Buiter should be able to demand that he be allowed to continue to write his rather fabulous blog, either in its current location at the FT or else somewhere on citigroup.com. A widely-read and widely-respected blog is a useful tool for any economist to have, and Citi should be encouraging Buiter to keep his.

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I like the idea, but somehow, reading a leashed version of Willem just won’t be the same, no?

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It will be interesting to see if he can and is allowed to continue writing what he had been writing particularly with respect to too big to fail banks and “good banks” and of course against his new employer…


Someone did warn him that U.S. bankruptcy law allows look-backs at all contracts enacted in the previous six months, didn’t they?


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