A joint event brought to you by the Chicago Economic Society and the Chicago Booth DC alumni clubs, Professor Aliber economic forecast for 2020


International Monetary Fund
Room HQ1 (HQ1-R-580)
1900 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, District of Columbia

Event Details

We are excited to bring back professor Aliber for the fourth year in a row. Robert Z. Aliber is the Professor Emeritus Of International Economics And Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

He is co-author of Manias, Panics, and Crashes: A History of Financial Crises, 7th Ed. In 2006, Professor Aliber was the first person in international trade and finance to successfully predict a coming disaster in the mortgage market worldwide.

At this event he has never been wrong since he has started this event, so if you want to know what is coming this year, this is the place to be!


$40 for admission, price includes heavy hous d'oeuvres and drinks


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Deadline: 1/16/2020

Speaker Profiles

Robert Aliber (Speaker)
Professor Emeritus Of International Economics And Finance, The University of Chicago's Booth School of Business

Robert 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.

Robert 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.

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

Pedro Da Costa (Moderator) (Moderator)
Director and Anchor, Economic Policy Institute

Pedro Nicolaci da Costa has been writing about economics and financial markets since 2001 (Reuters, The Wall Street Journal, and Business Insider) and he was a fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics from 2014 to 2016. His work has focused on labor markets, Federal Reserve policy, inequality, and race. He is the host of The State of Working America Podcast (https://www.epi.org/podcast/).

In 2010, da Costa co-authored "Cozying Up to Big Investors at Club Fed," an investigative report that prompted the central bank to adopt a more transparent communications policy, including regular post-meeting press conferences with the Fed chair. Another report co-authored by da Costa, on the failure of some academic economists to disclose financial industry ties, led the American Economic Association to adopt a new code of ethics. Both pieces received awards for journalistic excellence.

Pedro has an M.A. in International Relations from the University of California, San Diego and a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Chicago


Andrew Strong, '19