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The Economist as Journalist

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When Nouriel Roubini converted his Roubini Global Economics service to a subscription basis in 2005, EP compared the development to the launch of a magazine. Like many others, the New York University professor was searching for a business model.  His site had begun life nearly ten years before as a public service bulletin board posting everything that was being written about the Asian financial crisis of 1997-98. As a monitor of what was being said, rather like Romenesko on the news industry or Johnson’s Russia List, he earned a devoted following among economists, investors, regulators and journalists. But it was