Chief Economic Advisor
Nouriel Roubini serves as Abadi & Co.’s Chief Economic Advisor, providing the firm and our clients with his world-renowned, highly-prized economic insights. These are driven by Nouriel’s extensive research, focused on International Macroeconomics, Fiscal Policy, Political Economy, Growth Theory and European Monetary Issues. A reflection of his global outlook, Nouriel has devoted a significant amount of his time to studying emerging markets. His more than twenty-years-worth of knowledge and experience in this area is tremendously valued by the firm and our clients in the Middle-East and Latin America.
During his distinguished career, Nouriel has earned many notable accolades, but he is perhaps best known for foreshadowing the U.S. housing market crash of 2007-2008; he first warned of the crisis in an IMF position paper published in 2006. Nouriel’s policy experience is extensive: from 1998 to 2000, he served as the senior economist for international affairs on the White House Council of Economic Advisors, working during the administration of President Bill Clinton, and then the senior advisor to the undersecretary for international affairs at the U.S. Treasury Department, alongside Timothy Geithner, 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.
Nouriel began his academic career on the faculty of Yale University’s department of economics during the 1980s, and he is currently Professor of Economics and International Business at New York University Stern School of Business. Nouriel 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).
In May 2016, he sold Roubini Global Economics, an independent, global macroeconomic and market strategy research firm, which he cofounded and where he continues to serve as the Chairman. The firm's website, Roubini.com, has been named one of the best economics web resources by Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal and The Economist. Nouriel'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 his perspectives. In 2011 and 2012, he was named one of the Top 100 Global Thinkers by Foreign Policy magazine. In 2013, Nouriel was awarded the Award for Excellence in Global Thinking by the Global Thinkers Forum. He has appeared before Congress, the Council on Foreign Relations and the World Economic Forum at Davos.
Nouriel received his undergraduate degree from Bocconi University in Milan, Italy, and his Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University in 1988.