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Nouriel Roubini

Nouriel Roubini

Writing for PS since 2007
185 commentaries
3 videos & podcasts

Nouriel Roubini, Professor Emeritus of Economics at New York University’s Stern School of Business, is Chief Economist at Atlas Capital Team, CEO of Roubini Macro Associates, Co-Founder of TheBoomBust.com, and author of Megathreats: Ten Dangerous Trends That Imperil Our Future, and How to Survive Them (Little, Brown and Company,  2022). He is a former senior economist for international affairs in the White House’s Council of Economic Advisers during the Clinton Administration and has worked for the International Monetary Fund, the US Federal Reserve, and the World Bank. His website is NourielRoubini.com, and he is the host of NourielToday.com.

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  1. Artificial Intelligence vs. Human Stupidity
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    Artificial Intelligence vs. Human Stupidity

    Feb 5, 2024 Nouriel Roubini explains what to bear in mind when navigating the debate about new technologies and their potential.

  2. Where Will the Global Economy Land in 2024?
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    Where Will the Global Economy Land in 2024?

    Jan 8, 2024 Nouriel Roubini considers what might derail markets' positive baseline scenario for growth, inflation, and monetary policy.

  3. Our Megathreatened Age
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    Our Megathreatened Age

    Nov 24, 2023 Nouriel Roubini predicts a bright future – if we can survive the next few decades of economic instability and political chaos.

  4. The Economic Consequences of the Gaza War
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    The Economic Consequences of the Gaza War

    Nov 10, 2023 Nouriel Roubini outlines four scenarios for how the conflict could play out and affect markets and the global economy.

  5. What Climate Finance Needs
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    What Climate Finance Needs

    Sep 20, 2023 Nouriel Roubini & Reza Bundy explain what it will take to channel private capital and savings toward sustainable development.

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    Banking on the World Bank’s Knowledge

    Wempi Saputra identifies three areas in which the organization’s client countries could use more guidance.
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    The Algorithm and Its Discontents

    Mariana Mazzucato & Ilan Strauss

    Deploying algorithms to maximize user engagement is how Big Tech firms maximize shareholder value, with short-term profits often overriding longer-term business objectives. Now that AI is poised to supercharge the platform economy, new rules and governance structures are urgently needed to safeguard the public.

    propose five principles to ensure that the digital economy serves the public good before short-term profit.
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    Judgment Days for Democracy

    Nicholas Reed Langen suspects that judges will play an increasingly central role in protecting democracy against populist assaults.
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    A Global Cash-Transfer Fund Could End Extreme Poverty

    Cina Lawson & Rory Stewart

    Cash transfers offer a transformative solution to multidimensional poverty, by enhancing dozens of outcomes simultaneously. They have already proven effective, adaptable, and replicable, and now they are becoming more attainable every year with growing mobile coverage and improved digital infrastructure.

    show that the conditions are ripe for deploying lump-sum payments to the world’s poorest people.
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    The Drums of US-China Cyber War

    Stephen S. Roach worries that irrational Sinophobia has become America's new bipartisan political orthodoxy.
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    Japan as Number Four

    Takatoshi Ito hopes the news that the economy has slipped from third place globally will serve as a wake-up call.
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    The Financial March to War

    Harold James explains how currency wars and speculation could feature in today’s great-power conflicts.
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    A Stablecoin Pilot in China?

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng see an opportunity in Hong Kong’s efforts to establish a regulatory regime for issuers of the cryptoasset.
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    The War for the West

    Ivan Krastev interviewed by Sławomir Sierakowski about the conflict in Ukraine and the challenges facing Western democracies in a changing world.

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