2017 Economic Outlook

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business cordially invites members of the Dallas Business Club to join us for our 2017 Economic Outlook presentation featuring Robert Aliber, Professor Emeritus of International Economics and Finance.

Last January, Professor Aliber pulled no punches 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, particularly regarding the impact of China on the U.S. economy. He also replied to an alumnus question about President-elect Donald Trump that he thought Trump 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 Professor Aliber about his current views, the future of commodities like oil or gold, or his insights that may inform your personal finance decisions.


Date: Friday, Feb 17 2017
Time: 11:30-1:30 pm
Location: Omni Park West Hotel, 1590 LBJ Freeway , Dallas, Texas

$60 - Non-alumni (by February 14th)
$65 - Non-alumni (walk-in)
$300 - Table of 8 (by Feb 14th)

Click HERE to register

About 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.

Prof. Aliber 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. He was the Houblon-Norman fellow at the Bank of England in 1996, 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 at various think tanks in Washington and London.

Prof. 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.

Prof. Aliber founded Dorchester Capital Management in 1991, which provides asset management and financial planning service.

Scott McGarvey, smcg@chicagobooth.edu