Nicknamed “Dr. Doom” for his bleak economic predictions, Nouriel Roubini’s early recognition of the coming economic crisis turned him into, as the
Wall Street Journal put it, “the nearest thing to a rock star among the economists who hold our fate in their hands these days.” Roubini, a professor at NYU’s Stern School of Business, is one of the leading advocates for temporary nationalization to eliminate insolvent banks and quickly restore confidence to the financial sector. True to his nickname, he's not buying into the latest talk of optimism, predicting a decline once worse macroeconomic numbers emerge. "Once people get the reality check, then it's going to get ugly again," Roubini recently
told the Associated Press.