Why is There So Much Turbulence in Financial Markets? A Talk with Robert Aliber

6:00–9:00 pm


Robert Z. Aliber, Professor Emeritus of International Economics and Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, spoke at the Center in Beijing on May 15. Professor Aliber has written extensively about exchange rates, and international financial and banking relationships and policy problems. Publications include The Reconstruction of International Monetary Arrangements (ed., Macmillan, 1986), The Handbook of International Financial Management (ed. Dow Jones Irwin, 1989),. and Global Portfolios (co-editor, Business One Irwin, 1991). He is a co-author of Money, Banking, and the Economy (Norton, First Edition, 1981, Fourth Edition 1990), Manias, Panics, and Crashes: A History of Financial Crises (Palgrave MacMillan, First Edition 2005, 6th edidtion 2012, seventh edition forthcoming October 2015), and author of The International Money Game (Palgrave MacMillan, 2001).

While at Chicago Booth, he developed the Program of International Studies in Business and the Center for Studies in International Finance. He has consulted to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and to other U.S. government agencies, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, and to the research institutes and private firms, testified before committees of the Congress, and lectured extensively in the United States and abroad.

(Photos by Yuxuan Li)