Monday, November 1, 2010

Nouriel Roubini : US employment to cross 10%

LONDON: The US economy is a “fiscal train wreck” waiting to happen that risks ushering in a period of stagnation featuring minimal growth, high unemployment and deflationary pressure, US economist Nouriel Roubini wrote on Friday.

In a commentary for The Financial Times, Roubini — one of the first economists to predict the housing crash in the United States and known as ‘Dr Doom’ for his pessimistic forecasts — said fiscal and monetary stimulus had prevented another depression.

But he said that further quantitative easing likely to be announced by the Federal Reserve next Wednesday will have little effect on US growth in 2011, “so fiscal policy should be doing some of the lifting to prevent a double dip recession”, he said. 

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