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Nouriel Roubini

Professor of Economics, NYU's Stern School of Business. Chairman & Founder, Roubini Global Economics.

The unflinching realist who predicted the global financial crisis.

Highlights

Popularly known as Dr. Doom (the title of a profile in The New York Times Magazine, 2008), Nouriel is known for his now-vindicated predictions of the current financial crisis. He can trace the European financial situation to its roots and explain what solutions there may be — if any.

Ignored for a long time by mainstream economists and policy makers, he now receives invitations to speak before such influential organizations as the U.S. Congress and the Council on Foreign Relations. He has been forecasting a serious financial crisis in the U.S. for years, speaking notably before a skeptical IMF about his predictions in 2006.

His myth shattering book (with Stephen Mihm), Crisis Economics: A Crash Course in the Future of Finance is now an updated paperback edition with a new afterword. It reveals the methods Nouriel used to foretell the current crisis before other economists saw it coming and shows how those methods can help us make sense of the present and prepare for the future.

Dr. Roubini was once again chosen for the Foreign Policy’s Top 100 Global Thinkers 2011 list and was named to Fortune Magazine’s list of “10 new gurus you should know”.

Systematic research informs Nouriel’s opinions. From his analysis of past collapses of emerging economies he has identified common factors that support his predictions of crisis in the U.S. and world markets.

He is the author of Bailouts or Bail-ins? Responding to Financial Crises in Emerging Economies.

Nouriel Roubini is a Professor of Economics at New York University’s Stern School of Business and is Chairman & Founder of Roubini Global Economics, an innovative economic and geo-strategic information service with 30 economists on staff. He studies international macroeconomics, political economy and the mechanisms of economic growth.

Professor Roubini served as a senior adviser to the White House Council of Economic Advisers and the U.S. Treasury Department, has published numerous policy papers and books on key international macroeconomic issues, and is regularly cited as an authority in the media.

He contributes to a monthly commentary for Project Syndicate called After the Storm. He also maintains a blog at Roubini Global Economics.

Credentials

  • Professor of Economics & International Business, Stern School of Business, New York University
  • Chairman & Founder, Roubini Global Economics
  • Senior Economist for International Affairs, White House Council of Economic Advisors
  • Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary for International Affairs; Director of the Office of Policy Development & Review, U.S. Dept of Treasury
  • Foreign Policy’s Top 100 Global Thinkers, 2010 and 2011
  • Research Associate, NBER (National Bureau of Economic Research)
  • Research Fellow, CEPR (Center for Economic Policy Research)
  • Former Visiting Economist & Consultant, IMF
  • Former consultant, World Bank
  • Regular contributor, Project Syndicate

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