Nouriel Roubini

Nouriel Roubini

Formal First Name
Nick Name
Dr. Doom
1958 - present

Dr. Nouriel Roubini, also known as Dr. Doom, is one of the world’s leading economists and educators, 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. In addition, Dr. Roubini was also the Co-Founder and Chairman of Roubini Global Economics, now Continuum Economics, an independent, global macroeconomic and market strategy firm. Today, his views on global economic issues are widely cited by the media, and he is a frequent commentator on various business news programs.

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  • Dr. Roubini is one of the world's leading voices in global economics forecasting.

  • He has extensive policy experience as well as broad academic credentials.

  • He has published numerous theoretical, empirical and policy papers on international macroeconomic issues.

  • The IMF, the World Bank and numerous other prominent public and private institutions have drawn upon his consulting expertise.

  • He is recognized for his foresight into the risks that lie ahead for global economies in developing countries, emerging markets, and growth prospects of the U.S. and the West.


  • Dr. Roubini gained the nickname Dr. Doom when he predicted the worldwide economic collapse of 2008 with great accuracy two years in advance.

  • At a 2006 address to the International Monetary Fund, 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.