Last March, Robert Aliber, Professor Emeritus of International Economics and Finance at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, predicted a decline in stocks and bonds.


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Prof. Aliber, once again, uncensored and unplugged last March at our 2018 Economic Forecast, predicted the decline in stock and bond markets, as interest rates and trade and fiscal deficits escalated. Since then, global financial markets have cratered. The NYSE Composite never recovered to its January high as Prof. Aliber suspected. One by one, all of the U.S. stock market indices have tested their 2018 market lows. Even Apple and Amazon have finally capitulated to negative investor sentiment in the fourth quarter as a bear market appears imminent. What's next?

Back by popular demand, Prof. Aliber once again comes out of retirement to share his bold assessment of the economic cycle. His fearless market calls have become legendary among Dallas-Ft. Worth alumni. Is the worst still yet to come in stock and bond markets? Will U.S. trade policy finally reduce trade deficits? Has China's stock market decline begun to unravel its real estate and credit bubble? Will oil and other commodities continue to be dead money? Ask Prof. Aliber about his current views on the future of stocks, bonds, oil, gold or your personal finance decisions.


$60 for Univ of Chgo and Booth alumni, students and parents registered by Feb 1st

$65 for non-alumni friends

$70 for walk-ins at door

$480 for table of 8


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on line registration closes on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019

Deadline: 2/1/2019


11:30 AM-12:00 PM: Registration

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

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 Maniacs, 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 
Managing Partner, Blackland Capital Partners