Nouriel Roubini is a Professor of Economics & International
Business at New York University’s Stern School of Business. Named in Fortune magazine’s 2010 list of “10 new gurus you should know”, Roubini is a world-class economist who predicted the current financial crisis and speaks on the global economic outlook and its implications for financial markets.
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.
After receiving a BA in political economics at Bocconi University, Milan and a doctorate in international economics at Harvard University, he began academic research and policy making by teaching at Yale while also spending time at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Federal Reserve, World Bank, and Bank of Israel. Much of his early studies focused on emerging markets. Professor Roubini served as a senior adviser to the White House Council of Economic Advisers and the U.S. Treasury Department where he worked on the resolution of the Asian financial crisis of the late 90s and the reform of international financial architecture.
Roubini was dubbed Dr Doom by the New York Times when he predicted the recession in 2006. Now acknowledged for his foresight, he warned that the US current account deficit, the housing bubble, the rising oil price and “excessively easy money combined with a lack of supervision” created a toxic mix that could cause a violent recession.
He has published numerous policy papers and books on key international macroeconomic issues, and is regularly cited as an authority in the media. In his latest book, Crisis Economics: A Crash Course In The Future of Finance, Roubini argues that the United States must use the recent crisis as an opportunity to make deep and meaningful reforms to its financial system. 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.
Roubini also contributes to a monthly commentary for Project Syndicate called After the Storm. He also maintains a blog at Roubini Global Economics.
As Roubini’s descriptions of the current economic crisis have proven to be accurate, he is today a major figure in the U.S. and international debate about the economy, and spends much of his time shuttling between meetings with central bank governors and finance ministers in Europe and Asia. Prospect Magazine, in January 2009, voted him no. 2 on its “list of the world’s 100 greatest living public intellectuals”. In 2009, Roubini was ranked no. 4 on Foreign Policy magazine’s list of the “top 100 global thinkers”, and named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine. He has appeared before Congress, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the World Economic Forum at Davos.