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Nouriel Roubini

An economist whose research and insight has earned him the respect of the financial world.

A world renowned economist who predicted the global recession, Nouriel Roubini has led, and continues to lead, a distinguished career.

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About Nouriel Roubini

Background / History

Born on the 28th March 1959 in Instanbul, Nouriel Roubini spent his childhood in Iran, Israel and Italy. He studied for a B.A. in economics at the Bocconi University in Milan before continuing his studies at Harvard University in the USA, where he achieved his doctorate in 1988.


Nouriel Roubini is a professor of economics at New York University’s Stern School of Business. He is also CEO of Roubini Macro Associates, LLC, a global macroeconomic consultancy firm in New York, as well as Co-Founder of Rosa & Roubini Associates based out of London. Dr. Roubini has extensive policy experience as well as broad academic credentials. He was Co-Founder and Chairman of Roubini Global Economics from 2005 to 2016, a firm whose website was named one of the best economics web resources by BusinessWeek, Forbes, the Wall Street Journal and the Economist.

From 1998 to 2000, he served as the senior economist for international affairs on the White House Council of Economic Advisors and then the senior advisor to the undersecretary for international affairs at the U.S. Treasury Department, helping to resolve the Asian and global financial crises, among other issues. The International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and numerous other prominent public and private institutions have drawn upon his consulting expertise.

Dr. Roubini received an undergraduate degree at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy, and a doctorate in economics at Harvard University. Prior to joining Stern, he was on the faculty of Yale University’s department of economics.

Considering himself a naturally frugal person, Roubini says he is happy to live within his means and now prefers to save money rather than investing in large amounts of stocks. He enjoys global travel and feels that people should visit as many countries and cultures as they can.

Current / Past Roles & Positions

  • Lecturer at Stern School of Business, New York University
  • Chairman of Roubini Global Economics
  • World Class Economist
  • Predicted the global recession

Speaking Style

As an experienced university lecturer with a deep understanding if his subject, Roubini is able to communicate complex economics in a manner which is both detailed and engrossing.


Roubini has published numerous theoretical, empirical and policy papers on international macroeconomic issues and coauthored the books “Political Cycles: Theory and Evidence” and “Bailouts or Bail-ins? Responding to Financial Crises in Emerging Markets” and “Crisis Economics: A Crash Course in the Future of Finance”.

Nouriel's views on global economic issues are widely cited by the media, and he is a frequent commentator on various business news programs. He has been the subject of extended profiles in the New York Times Magazine and other leading current-affairs publications. The Financial Times has also provided extensive coverage of Dr. Roubini’s perspectives.

Speaking Topics

  • International macroeconomics and international finance

  • Macroeconomics and fiscal policy

  • Growth theory

  • Political economy

  • European monetary issues


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