Since 1954, Chicago Booth has presented the annual Business Forecast & Economic Outlook series, featuring world-renowned faculty and alumni who are among the best minds in business. Spanning three continents, Booth award-winning professors and industry leaders provide the business community with economic insights into the coming year.


The Houston Club
Texas Room – 10th Floor
811 Rusk Street
Houston, Texas


Individual Tickets
$50 before Sunday, Feb. 26
$60 after Sunday, Feb. 26
$65 at the door

Tables of 10
$500 before Sunday, Feb. 26
$600 after Sunday, Feb. 26


Register Online

Deadline: 3/1/2012

Speaker Profiles

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

Bob 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 Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago 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. Hi publications include The New International Money Game; the seventh edition is scheduled for publication in 2010. The Multinational Paradigm. was published in 1991, He brought out fifth edition of Manias, Panics, and Crashes in 2005; the previous editions were authored by Charles P. Kindleberger—the sixth edition will be out at the end of 2010 In the early 1980s he wrote a book on personal finance, Your Money and Your Life; a much more comprehensive book on personal finance with the same title is scheduled for publication by Stanford University Press in November 2010. He is the co-editor of a collection of papers and reports that were published prior to the Iceland's financial crisis—this book will be published in December 2010.

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

Jeremy Lawson (Speaker)
US Senior Economist, BNP Paribas

Jeremy Lawson is a Senior Economist for BNP Paribas specializing in researching and formulating the firm's views on the US economy, fiscal outlook and Fed policy. Prior to joining BNP Paribas, Jeremy was the Deputy Director of Global Macroeconomics at the Institute of International Finance producing the Institute's monthly macroeconomic forecasts for the U.S., the Euro Area, Japan, the United Kingdom and Sweden.

Jeremy received his undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Adelaide and his graduate degree in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science.  Jeremy has taught microeconomic theory and macroeconomic policy at the London School of Economics and is the author of several OECD and Reserve Bank of Australia economic publications.


Traci Ayer