An Evening with Professor Aliber

Chicago Booth Alumni Club of the United Kingdom

October 12, 2015: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Join us at the Chicago Booth Europe Campus for an evening with Professor Emeritus Robert Z. Aliber.


Chicago Booth London Campus
Woolgate Exchange, 1st floor
25 Basinghall Street
London EC2V 5HA, United Kingdom

Event Details

Manias, Panics, and Crashes
A History of Financial Crises, Seventh Edition

Robert Z. Aliber and Charles P. Kindleberger

The first edition of Charles Kindleberger's brilliant, panoramic history, published in 1978, summarized the pattern of market developments and the five stages in the evolution of a financial crisis. Robert Z. Aliber probes the sequence of four waves of crises that have involved more than forty countries since the early 1980s and shows that implosions of their banking systems do not follow from the decisions of 'bad actors' but instead are symptomatic of a dysfunctional international monetary arrangement.

With an updated Foreword from Robert M. Solow and a new Afterword from Lord Robert Skidelsky, this seventh edition exemplifies the continued importance of Kindleberger's work and Aliber's ongoing examination of financial crises around the world. 

Professor Aliber will be introduced by Charles Goodhart, a professor at the London School of Economics, and a member of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee, and the author of "The Evolution of Central Banking, Money, Information and Uncertainty" and numerous other books. He is also the author of Goodhart's Law, "When a measure becomes a target, it ceases to stand still."


Alumni £10
General Public £15
Students and Prospective Students Free


Register Online

No Refunds Offered

Deadline: 10/12/2015


7:00 PM-7:30 PM: Registration

7:30 PM-8:30 PM: Program

8:30 PM-9:30 PM: Networking Reception

Speaker Profiles

Robert Z. Aliber (Speaker)

Robert Z. Aliber has written extensively about exchange rates, and international financial and banking relationships and policy problems. He is a co-author of Money, Banking, and the Economy, Manias, Panics, and Crashes: A History of Financial Crises, and author of The International Money Game.
While at Chicago, he developed the Program of International Studies in Business and the Center for Studies in International Finance. He has consulted to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and to other U.S. government agencies, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, and to the research institutes and private firms, testified before committees of the Congress, and lectured extensively in the United States and abroad.


Jenny Eriksson 

Other Information

Manias, Panics, and Crashes
A History of Financial Crises, Seventh Edition

Robert Z. Aliber and Charles P. Kindleberger

Exclusive offer of 30% off the book sold at the event.