Bob Aliber will give a talk on this topic in TCD next Friday April 16, 12.30-2 in Room 3051 of the TCD Arts Block – all welcome. Most recently, he had a prominent role in predicting the banking crisis in Iceland, which built on his long research career in the analysis of asset bubbles and crises.
Robert Z. Aliber is Professor of International Economics and Finance at the Booth Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago emeritus. He has written extensively about currencies, international monetary and banking relationships, and financial crises and the credit bubbles. He brought out the fifth edition of Charles P. Kindleberger’s Manias, Panics, and Crashes, (Palgrave, 2005) and is completing the sixth edition. His book the The International Money Game (Basic Books, 1972) first appeared in 1972, and the seventh edition is scheduled for publication in 2010. Other publications include The Multinational Paradigm (MIT Press, 1993) and a book on personal finance, Your Money and Your Life (Basic Books, 1984). A sequel, Your Money and Your Life All Over Again, (Stanford University Press, 2010) is scheduled for publication in 2010. He has consulted to numerous organizations including the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the World Bank, and the International Monetary Fund. He has testified before committees of Congress, and lectured extensively in the United States and abroad. He received his Ph.D. from Yale University.