2019 Economic Forecast

Last March, Robert Aliber, Professor Emeritus of International Economics and Finance at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, foresaw the decline in financial markets in 2018.


Prof. Aliber, once again, uncensored, pulled no punches last March at our 2018 Economic Forecast. Prof. Aliber predicted the erosion of assets values in financial markets, as the U.S. dollar gains finally slowed with trade and fiscal deficits persisting. Back by popular demand, Prof. Aliber once again comes out of retirement to share his unique economic outlook, independent of conventional, popular press group think. His refreshing, bold market calls have become legendary among Dallas-Ft. Worth alumni. Is the worst still yet to come in stock and bond markets? Will the U.S. dollar finally fall under the weight of mounting deficits? Will the China real estate and credit bubble ever burst? Will oil and other commodities continue to be dead money? Ask Prof. Aliber about his current views on the future of stocks, bonds, oil, gold or your personal finance decisions.


11:30 am - Registration begins
12 noon - Plated lunch served
12:30 pm - Prof Aliber Remarks and Q&A

Speaker Profile

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 Maniacs, 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.



Event Information



General admission pricing only available through February 1st:

$60 for UChicago and Chicago Booth alumni, students and parents


$65 for non-alumni friends

(Non-alumni, please call 773-702-2150 to register)


$480 for one whole table, seats 8

After February 1st:

$70 event-day tickets and walk-ins.



12:30PM - 2:30PM Fri 8 Feb 2019 ( Timezone: Central )


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4150 N. MacArthur Blvd
Irving , TX 75038 USA

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