2017 Economic Outlook

Last January, Robert Aliber, Professor Emeritus of International Economics and Finance at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, predicted oil prices would not rebound, China's real estate bubble would hurt its banks and eventually the U.S.

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Prof. Aliber once again, uncensored, pulled no punches this past January at our 2016 Economic Outlook. He disagreed with the views of Professors Goolsbee (Chief of Council of Economic Advisors under Obama), Kroszner (Federal Reserve Board governor under Bush) and Sufi (author of "House of Debt") from Chicago's 2016 Economic Outlook earlier in January, particularly regarding the impact of China on the U.S. economy. He also replied to an alumnus question about Trump after last January's program that he thought he was the smartest guy running for president (even though he could never vote for him). Will the U.S. economy finally break out of slow growth in 2017? Will interest rates and inflation finally rise after years of easy money policies? Ask Prof. Aliber about his current views, the future of commodities like oil or gold 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 (7th edition 2010), THE MULTINATIONAL PARADIGM (1995) and MANIAS, PANICS, AND CRASHES (6th edition 2010). In the early 1980s, he wrote a book on personal finance, YOUR MONEY AND YOUR LIFE (re-published by Stanford University Press 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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