Many MBA applicants feel that they are purchasing a brand when they choose a business school at attend, but the educational experience itself is crucial to your future, and no one will affect your education more than your professors. Each Wednesday, we profile a standout professor as identified by students. Today, we profile Edward Altman from New York University’s (NYU’s) Leonard N. Stern School of Business.
Nicknamed “Dr. Doom” and more recently “Dr. Realist” by CNBC for his negative predictions regarding the economic crisis, Nouriel Roubini (“International Macroeconomic Policy”) came to NYU Stern in 1995. Considered an expert on economic indicators and emerging markets, Roubini is also the chairman and cofounder of Roubini Global Economics, a strategy research firm whose Web site, www.roubini.com, has been named a best economics resource by the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The Economist, and Bloomberg Businessweek. Roubini has written extensively on the European debt crisis for such publications as the Financial Times and CNBC, and he regularly appears on Real Time with Bill Maher. A second-year student noted in a 2010 Stern Admissions Forum, “Not surprisingly, Roubini is a very popular professor.” His course “International Macroeconomic Policy” is a general introduction to macroeconomics. The class reviews the global financial crisis of 1997–1999 and responses to it and looks to current financial and macroeconomic issues, including interest rates, trade deficits and economic imbalances.
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