We are honored to have Professor Robert Aliber join us for an evening discussion.


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Event Details

Please join the Chicago Booth Alumni Club of D.C. and the Chicago Economics Society in welcoming Robert Z. Aliber, Chicago Booth Professor Emeritus of International Economics and Finance, who will give his insightful 2017 economic forecast.

Aliber will also be discussing the latest edition of his book (Manias, Panics & Crashes: A History of Financial Crises). He has written extensively about exchange rates, international finance and banking relationships, and policy problems.

Manias, Panics & Crashes is available for purchase through Amazon at this link.


$40 - includes a networking reception with drinks and heavy hors d'oeuvres

6-7pm networking reception

7-8:30pm program and Q&A

Walk-ins can be accepted (cash/credit card)


Register Online

Deadline: 2/21/2017

Speaker Profiles

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

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. His publications include The New International Money Game; the seventh edition published in 2010. The Multinational Paradigm, was published in 1995. He brought out fifth edition of Manias, Panics, and Crashes in 2005; the previous editions were authored by Charles P. Kindleberger—the seventh edition released in 2015. 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 published 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.

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


Imran Hussain, '06