Monday, July 20, 2009

Roubini: Slow Recovery, Double Dip Recession Possible

by Bill McBride on 7/20/2009 05:30:00 PM

From CNBC: Roubini: Economic Recovery to Be 'Very Ugly'

"The recovery is going to be subpar," [Nouriel] Roubini said. "I see a one percent growth in the economy in the next few years. There will also be 11 percent unemployment next year and the recovery is going to be slow. It's going to feel like a recession even when it ends."
When asked about the economy Monday, Roubini said, "We may be out of a freefall for the financial system," said Roubini. "We have seen the worst in that sense. But in my view there is a sluggish U shaped recovery that might go into a W double dip if we don't fix the problems in the economy."
On a second stimulus: "I think there will be another one toward the end of the year. We need to have more shovel ready labor intensive infrastructure projects. We'll need it."