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While the company was incorporated in 2004, the original idea for it gained worldwide attention starting in 1997 during the Asian financial crisis. Roubini, an economics professor at NYU's Stern School of Business, felt dissatisfied with the avenues open to economists to discuss and react to the crisis. So he launched a website that quickly became the go-to destination for policy leaders and top researchers. By 1999, Asia's crisis had subsided, but The Economist honored Roubini's "Monitor" as the #1 Economics website in the world.

Shortly after its incorporation, Roubini Global Economics was born, launching its first commercial product, "RGE Monitor," in 2005. Over the next few years, the company grew its infrastructure, staff and reputation, along with its client list. At the same time, Roubini and RGE economists applied the lessons of the 1997 crises in the emerging world to signals then being emitted by the world's largest economies, including the United States. The following year, in 2006, Roubini delivered a speech to the annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund warning of a looming, systemic crisis. Most ignored his warnings—some even ridiculed them. As RGE's clients know, however, where consensus failed, Roubini succeeded.

In the years since the global economy began its skid, RGE has grown quickly, doubling and redoubling its staff of economists, analysts and support staff and adding, in late 2009, a market strategy team to harvest actionable investment advice from RGE's potent macroeconomic research. Along the way, RGE attracted top talent from the reeling world of finance and economics, expanding and deepening its staff of economists and strategists (view our team bios here).

This intellectual core of economists and strategists, working out of offices in New York and London, and led by a world class executive team, provides more than 1,000 RGE clients with the global insights and early warning system most of them lacked before 2007. Under the leadership of Nouriel Roubini himself, they produce the daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly views and calls of world markets and economies essential to our clients.


Praise for Nouriel Roubini:
Nouriel Roubini's 2006 IMF Speech
Time Top 100
Breakfast with the FT: Nouriel Roubini


Nouriel Roubini is the co-founder and chairman of Roubini Global Economics, an independent, global macroeconomic strategy research firm. The firm’s website,, has been named one of the best economics web resources by BusinessWeek, Forbes, the Wall Street Journal and the Economist.

He is also a professor of economics at New York University’s Stern School of Business. Dr. Roubini has extensive policy experience as well as broad academic credentials. From 1998 to 2000, he served as the senior economist for international affairs on the White House Council of Economic Advisors and then the senior advisor to the undersecretary for international affairs at the U.S. Treasury Department, 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.

He 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) and “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). Dr. Roubini’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 Dr. Roubini’s perspectives. Dr. Roubini received an undergraduate degree at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy, and a doctorate in economics at Harvard University. Prior to joining Stern, he was on the faculty of Yale University’s department of economics.

Crisis Economics, by Nouriel Roubini and Stephen Mihm

From a Prophet, a Call for Reform

Prophet Making

The Independent UK
- The Independent

A Crash Course in the Future of Finance
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