2016 Economic Forecast
Last year, Robert Z. Aliber, Professor Emeritus of International Economics and Finance at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, foresaw the 2015 decline in oil.
Prof. Aliber pulled no punches and called it like he saw it, uncensored, this past February at our 2015 Economic Forecast. The decline of China GDP growth and the price of oil were just 2 examples of correct calls in 2015. Will the U.S. economy continue to grow in 2016? Will interest rates and inflation finally rise after years of easy money policies? Ask Prof. Aliber about suspect China economic data, the future of oil or other commodities or your personal finance decisions.
Robert Z. Aliber, Professor Emeritus of International Economics and Finance, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
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; 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 sixth edition released in 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 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 service.
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