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Nouriel Roubini

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Nouriel Roubini (born March 29, 1958) is an American economist and is chairman of Roubini Macro Associates LLC, an economic consultancy firm. He is a lecturer at New York University's Stern School of Business.[1]

Nouriel Roubini
Roubini at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, January 27, 2012
Born (1958-03-29) March 29, 1958 (age 66)
InstitutionNew York University
FieldInternational economics
School or
New Keynesian economics
Alma materBocconi University (B.A. 1982)
Harvard University (Ph.D. 1988)
InfluencesJohn Maynard Keynes
Hyman Minsky
Larry Summers
Jeffrey Sachs
Information at IDEAS / RePEc

Early life and education[change | change source]

Roubini was born in Istanbul, Turkey. He holds B.A., summa cum laude, in economics from Bocconi University. He received his Ph.D. in international economics from Harvard University in 1988, where his adviser was Jeffrey Sachs.[2]

Roubini is a global citizen. He is fluent in English, Persian, Italian, Hebrew, and conversational French.[3] He is a cousin of leading technology expert and former PC Magazine lead technology analyst Jonathan Roubini.[4]

Career[change | change source]

Roubini combined academic research with policy making by teaching at Yale and then in New York, while also being employed at the International Monetary Fund, the Federal Reserve, World Bank, and Bank of Israel. He is now a professor at the Stern School of Business at New York University. He once said "I've been studying emerging markets for 20 years, and saw the same signs in the U.S. that I saw in them, which was that we were in a massive credit bubble,"

He joined Clinton administration in 1998 as a economist in the White House Council of Economic Advisers and later moved to the Treasury department as a senior adviser to Timothy Geithner, then the undersecretary for international affairs, who in 2009 became Treasury secretary in the Obama administration.

He acknowledges a quite number of economists for his understanding of economics, stating:

One person who has had a great impact on me intellectually was my adviser at Harvard, Jeffrey Sachs. For me he's the model of a great intellectual. He is both a rigorous academic and very human, involved in big picture issues such as poverty, AIDS, and Africa. He's someone with a great mind that is also very engaged with the world. Another intellectual hero is Larry Summers, the former President of Harvard, an amazing intellectual and academic, who is very deeply involved with the policy world. I worked for him for many years in the US Treasury during the Clinton Administration.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Nouriel Roubini | Turkish-born American economist and educator". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 2021-06-22.
  2. Economics, -Professor of; Fellow, International Business-Robert Stansky Research Faculty. "NYU Stern - Nouriel Roubini - Professor of Economics and International Business". www.stern.nyu.edu. Retrieved 2021-06-22. {{cite web}}: |first2= has generic name (help)
  3. Hussain, Ali. "Fame and Fortune: Nouriel Roubini". ISSN 0140-0460. Retrieved 2021-06-22.
  4. "About Us | Lab Reviews". www.labreviews.com. Retrieved 2021-06-22.
  5. "Talking to Nouriel Roubini". 2007-05-02. Archived from the original on 2011-07-13. Retrieved 2011-03-09.