Nouriel Roubini is the cofounder and serverd as the chairman of Roubini Global Economics, an independent, global macroeconomic strategy research firm. The firm’s website has been named one of the best economics web resources by BusinessWeek, Forbes, the Wall Street Journal and the Economist. He is now the cofounder and CEO of Roubini Macro Associates. He is also a professor of economics at New York University’s Stern School of Business.
Dr. Roubini has extensive policy experience as well as broad academic credentials. 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.
He has published over 70 theoretical, empirical and policy papers on international macroeconomic issues and coauthored the books Political Cycles: Theory and Evidence (MIT Press, 1997) and Bailouts or Bail-ins? Responding to Financial Crises in Emerging Markets (Institute for International Economics, 2004) and Crisis Economics: A Crash Course in the Future of Finance (Penguin Press, 2010) which reveals the methods he 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’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.
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."
The years following the 2008 financial market meltdown, the U.S. and other global economies entered another era, one of uncertainty and instability, an era marked by slow economic growth, severe fatigue, and essentially negative outlook for all markets. Global economists, Ian Bremmer and Nouriel Roubini have described the new economy as the "New Abnormal." In a 2013 article in Institutional Investor, they explained that the New Abnormal is "a period in which every market assumption must be questioned and the wise investor is prepared to be surprised." They further explain how such volatility and uncertainty puts extreme strain on other global economies and emerging markets.
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.
Let me thank you for your brilliant job and cooperation while preparing for our event. We were extremely glad to get Mr. Roubini as a speaker for the Russia Forum 2009 and we hope that he also enjoyed the event and his stay in Moscow. His speech was met with great enthusiasm and interest.