Alumni

What’s next for the U.S. Economy?

Chicago Booth Alumni Club of Boston

The University of Chicago Alumni Association

December 2, 2008: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

During a Business Forecast Dinner in Boston in February of 2007, GSB Emeritus Professor Bob Aliber presciently forecast the economic situation in which we now find ourselves. On Tuesday, December 2, come hear his next economic forecast.

Where

Le Meridien Cambridge (former Hotel @ MIT)
20 Sidney Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Event Details

Professor Aliber developed the Program of International Studies in Business and the Center for Studies in International Finance at the Graduate School of Business. He has consulted to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and to other US government agencies, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, and to research institutes and private firms, testified before committees of the Congress, and lectured extensively in the United States and abroad. He has also written extensively about exchange rates, and international financial and banking relationships and policy problems. Professor Aliber co-authored the classic book on financial crises, Manias, Panics and Crashes: A History of Financial Crises along with Charles Kindleberger and Nobel Prizer winner Robert Solow, both of MIT. This book is recommended as essential reading by many (eg, 7 citations in WSJ since the collapse of Lehman on 9/16). This event is sponsored by the UofC New England Office in Boston. The New England Office supports many alumni volunteer groups, including: the Alumni Club of Boston, Chicago Booth Alumni Club of Boston, Boston Alumni Club New England Life Sciences Alumni, Committee on Legal Nought, Upper Valley Alumni Club, Chicago Booth Entrepreneur’s Advisory Group, Chicago Society Committee, Boston Alumni Book Club, and the Young Alumni Club. For more information on any of these groups, please contact: David Ford at dbford@uchicago.edu or 617.351.0191.

Cost

No Charge

Speaker Profiles

Robert Z. Aliber (Speaker)
Professor Emeritus, Chicago Booth School of Business

Professor Aliber developed the Program of International Studies in Business and the Center for Studies in International Finance at the Graduate School of Business. He has consulted to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and to other US government agencies, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, and to research institutes and private firms, testified before committees of the Congress, and lectured extensively in the United States and abroad. He has also written extensively about exchange rates, and international financial and banking relationships and policy problems.

Questions

Becky Riebesehl 
East Coast Regional Office
212.218.7931

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