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Monday, March 09, 2009

Roubini on CNBC: Could be 36 Month Recession

by Calculated Risk on 3/09/2009 03:08:00 PM

From CNBC: Roubini: US Recession Could Last Up to 36 Months. A few excerpts and video:

"We could end up ... with a 36-month recession, that could be "L-shaped stagnation, or near depression," Roubini said. He puts the chance of a severe U-shaped recession at 66.7 percent, and a less severe L-shaped recession at 33.3 percent.
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"We are in the 15th month of a recession," said Nouriel Roubini, a professor at New York University's Stern School of Business, told CNBC in a live interview. "Growth is going to be close to zero and unemployment rate well above 10 percent into next year."

Echoing a speech he made earlier in the day, Roubini said he sees "no hope for the recession ending in 2009 and will more than likely last into 2010."
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"The market friendly view for the banks is nationalization," said Roubini. "Temporarily take over the banks, clean them up and get them working again."
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Among his solutions: fix the housing market by breaking "every mortgage contract."