Nouriel Roubini

Nouriel Roubini

Formal First Name
Nick Name
Dr. Doom
1958 - present

Dr. Nouriel Roubini, also known as Dr. Doom, is an economist and educator best known for predicting the 2008 recession and for his gloom-and-doom prognostications on Wall Street. Dr. Roubini is Professor Emeritus at NYU's Stern School of Business, Chief Economist at Atlas Capital Team, CEO of Roubini Macro Associates, and Co-founder of He has extensive senior policy experience in the federal government, having served as a senior economist for international affairs in the White House’s Council of Economic Advisers and the International Monetary Fund, the US Federal Reserve, and the World Bank. He also served at the US Treasury Department, helping to resolve the Asian and global macroeconomic and market strategy research firm. Dr. Roubini was also the co-founder and chairman of Roubini Global Economics, now Continuum Economics, a firm whose website was named one of the best economics web resources by BusinessWeek, Forbes, the Wall Street Journal and the Economist. Dr. Roubini’s views on global economic issues are widely cited by the media. He is also a frequent commentator on various business news programs. He regularly speaks and presents his insights at various international forums, and is an adviser to central bankers around the world.

Professional Experience

Academic History


  • At a 2006 address to the IMF, Dr. Roubini warned of the impending recession due to the credit and housing market bubble.

  • His predictions of the upside-down balance sheets became a reality in 2008, with the bubble bursting and turning into a global financial crisis.


  • The IMF, 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.