Nouriel Roubini is Professor of Economics at the Stern School of Business, New York University and Co-Founder and Chairman of RGE Monitor, a web-based economic and geo-strategic information service and economic consultancy. He is a senior academic researcher in the field of international macroeconomics; he has also had broad policy experience in a number of positions in the U.S. government and his views are regularly and widely cited in the press and media. He is a frequent commentator on global economic issues and his global economics Web site (www.rgemonitor.com) has been ranked as the #1 web site in Economics in the world (The Economist magazine, 1999). Professor Roubini received his undergraduate degree at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy and his Ph.D. in Economics at Harvard University in 1988. Before joining Stern, from 1988 to 1995 he was a faculty member of the Economics Department at Yale University. On the policy side, he was the Senior Economist for International Affairs at the White House Council of Economic Advisers in 1998-1999; then, the Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary for International Affairs and the Director of the Office of Policy Development and Review at the U.S. Treasury Department in 1999-2000; in those positions he worked, among other issues, on the resolution of the Asian and global financial crises of 1997-1998 and the reform of the international financial architecture after these crises. He has been a regular visitor and consultant to the International Monetary Fund, World Bank and other public and private institutions. He had had and maintains frequent contacts with policy officials from around the world, senior private financial sector professionals and a wide range of scholars and researchers in academia and non-academic research institutions. He has published over 70 theoretical and empirical and policy papers on international macroeconomic issues, Europe and the Unites States’ economy, the Asian and global financial crisis, emerging markets, the reform of the international financial system and global economic imbalances. He is the co-author (with Alberto Alesina) of the book “Political Cycles: Theory and Evidence” (M.I.T. Press, 1997). His new book (co-authored with Brad Setser) “Bailouts or Bail-ins? Responding to Financial Crises in Emerging Markets” was published by the Institute for International Economics in August 2004. The book – a seminal contribution to the field – studies the currency, financial and sovereign debt crises in emerging markets in the last decade (Mexico, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Korea, Russia, Brazil, Turkey, Argentina, Uruguay, Ecuador, Pakistan, Ukraine, etc.) and their resolution via policy adjustment, official/IMF “bail-out” packages and private sector involvement (“bail-ins”) in crisis resolution.
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