Last year, Robert Aliber, Professor Emeritus of International Economics and Finance, broke club attendance records and treated alumni to his unique views on economies worldwide.


Omni Park West
1590 LBJ Freeway
Dallas, Texas

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Prof. Aliber once again pulled no punches and called it like he saw it, uncensored, this past January.  Will the U.S. economy finally break out of slow growth in 2017? Will interest rates and inflation finally rise after years of easy money policies?  Will oil finally rally to support Houston?  Ask Prof. Aliber about his views on these topics, Trump trade policy or your personal finance decisions.


$55 UChicago/Booth alumni, students or parents (On Site Registation)

$65 - Non-alumni (On Site Registration)


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Deadline: 2/14/2017


11:30 AM-12:00 PM: Registration

12:00 PM-12:30 PM: Plated Lunch Served

12:30 PM-1:30 PM: Remarks and Q&A

Speaker Profiles

Robert Z. Aliber (Speaker)
Professor Emeritus of International Economics and Finance, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Professor Robert Z. Aliber received the Ph.D degree from Yale University in 1962 and Bachelors Degrees from Williams College and Cambridge University. He joined the faculty of The University of Chicago Booth School of Business in 1965 and retired in 2004 as Professor of International Economics and Finance. Prior to joining the Chicago faculty, Aliber was Senior Economic Advisor, Agency for International Development, Department of State.

Bob was the National Westminster Professor of International Finance at the London Business School in 1978, the Bundesbank Professor at the Free University of Berlin in 1997, and a visiting Professor at the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College in the early 1980s and again in 2004; he was also a visiting professor at Brandeis University and at Williams College. Bob was the Houblon-Norman fellow at the Bank of England in 1996. He was the JPMorgan Prize Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin in 2003 and a visiting scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars in Washington in 2004. Aliber has been a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, and a consultant to the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund and a various think tanks in Washington and London.

Aliber has written extensively about international financial issues, including changes in cross-border capital flows and changes in currency values; and the efficiency of the currency market. His publications include THE NEW INTERNATIONAL MONEY GAME (7th edition 2010), THE MULTINATIONAL PARADIGM (1995) and MANIAS, PANICS, AND CRASHES (6th edition 2010). In the early 1980s, he wrote a book on personal finance, YOUR MONEY AND YOUR LIFE (re-published by Stanford University Press 2010). He is the co-editor of a collection of papers and reports that were published prior to the Iceland's financial crisis.

Bob founded Dorchester Capital Management in 1991, which provides asset management and financial planning service.


Michael D. Ilagan, '92 
Co-Chair, Alumni Schools Committee of Dallas-Ft. Worth