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Nouriel Roubini: The 2013 IA 25 Extended Profile

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This is Nouriel Roubini’s first appearance on the IA 25. Click here to view the complete list and Special Report schedule for extended profiles for each of the 2013 IA 25 honorees.

“2morrow I speak at Long-term Global Trends & Their Implications for the IMF,” Nouriel Roubini recently tweeted, which is typical, since he’s everywhere and seemingly always reacts to the latest financial crisis in real time.

Davos, IMF meetings, on the phone with the ECB; you name it, he’s there. It’s enough to make one forget his day job as an economics professor at NYU’s Stern School. In addition to teaching and travel, he’s chairman of Roubini Global Economics, a research firm on global economic strategy whose website is a gathering place for leading voices on political and economic affairs. But don’t take our word for it; has been named one of the best economics web resources by BusinessWeek, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal and The Economist.

Then there’s his use of social media. His roughly 240,000 followers receive a daily dose of blunt analysis and advice that isn’t afraid to employ salty language from time to time (austerity proponents, and especially the Tea Party, are frequent targets of his ire).

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

We highly recommend his latest book, “Crisis Economics: A Crash Course in the Future of Finance.” It’s a fun read with strong opinions that mirrors Roubini’s personality. But if you don’t have the time, don’t worry; he’s not hard to miss.