- In 2006, Nouriel Roubini warned of an impending recession. His predictions came true in 2008, and the world was plunged into a financial crisis.
- He came to be considered one of the world’s most influential thinkers in 2009.
- Nouriel Roubini will speak at the BI Global Trends Festival 2020.
- Get your tickets here.
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Business Insider is proud to announce that Nouriel Roubini will speak at the inaugural BI Global Trends Festival, a virtual event taking place the week of October 19-23, 2020.
While Roubini’s ideas and opinions can prove divisive, one thing everyone can agree on is that they all want to know his opinions.
In 2006, Roubini spoke in an address to the International Monetary Fund: he warned of an impending recession. His predictions came to fruition in 2008, with the housing bubble bursting and plunging the world into a global financial crisis. His prediction led him to become considered one of the world’s most influential thinkers, in 2009.
Born in 1958 to an Iranian-Jewish family in Istanbul, Roubini moved to Italy with his family in 1962. He studied economics at the Bocconi University in Milan, going on to receive his doctorate at Harvard.
Roubini specialized in macroeconomics and international economics. Until 1995, he lectured at Yale University and then at New York University Stern School of Business. As a scholarship holder, he worked for the International Monetary Fund and sat on the Council of White House Economic Advisors.
The economist spent most of his early academic career exploring countries that experienced extreme economic setbacks (Mexico, Thailand, Russia, Argentina).
As well as being a professor of economics at New York University’s Stern School of Business, Nouriel Roubini is also the CEO of a global macroeconomic consultancy firm, Roubini Macro Associates and the Co-Founder of Rosa & Roubini Associates based out of London.
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