Last year, Robert Aliber, Professor Emeritus of International Economics & Finance at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, expressed concerns about financial markets.


Four Seasons Las Colinas
4150 N. MacArthur Boulevard
Irving, Texas

Driving Directions: 

Event Details

Professor Aliber, once again, returned last February to share his unique outlook, independent of popular herd mentality. While many markets have since rebounded from their December 2018 lows, he remained troubled about the risks of rising interest rates, deficits and inflation. Will this long bull market ever end?

Back by popular demand, Prof. Aliber once again comes out of retirement to share his bold assessment. His fearless market calls across all asset classes have become legendary among Dallas-Ft. Worth alumni. Where can money be invested after over a decade of exceptional returns in U.S. stocks and bonds? Will this golden era of U.S. investment returns ever end? Will interest rates finally rise? Will tariffs ever slow the U.S. economy? Ask Prof. Aliber about his current views on the future of any investments or your personal finance decisions.

11:30 am Registration Check-in
12:00 pm Plated Lunch Served
12:30 pm Remarks and Q&A


$80 Alumni, Students and Parents registered by February 14th
$90 Non-Alumni and friends registered by February 14th
$100 Walk-In if space available

Fairway Ranch Room
Valet parking also available at additional cost


Register Online

Deadline: 2/19/2020

Speaker Profiles

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

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.


William Laforet, '11