Nouriel Roubini is an American economist. He teaches at New York University's Stern School of Business and is the Chairman of Roubini Global Economics, an economic consultancy firm. After receiving his B.A. in Political Economics at Bocconi University, Milan, and a Doctorate in International Economics from Harvard University, he became an academic at Yale and a practicing economist at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Federal Reserve, and the World Bank. Much of his early research focused on emerging markets.
During the administration of President Bill Clinton, he was a Senior Economist for the Council of Economic Advisers, later moving to the United States Treasury Department as a Senior Adviser to Timothy Geithner, who in 2009 became Treasury Secretary. Professor Roubini 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), 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). Professor Roubini's views on global economic issues are widely cited by the media, and he is a frequent commentator on various business news programs.