Daniel Alpert Joins Cornell Law School as Senior Fellow in Finance and Macroeconomics

February 20, 2018

Daniel Alpert is a member of the CPA Advisory Board. We congratulate him on his new academic appointment.

The Clarke Program on the Law and Regulation of Financial Institutions and Markets, part of Cornell’s Jack G. Clarke Business Law Institute, is pleased to announce that Daniel Alpert has joined the Program as Senior Fellow in Finance and Macroeconomics. 
Mr. Alpert is a founding Managing Partner of Westwood Capital, LLC and its affiliates. He has more than 35 years of international merchant banking and investment banking experience, including a wide variety of work-out and bankruptcy related restructuring transactions. A pioneer in securitizations and other innovative financing techniques since the 1980s, Mr. Alpert has, in the past decade, also come to be increasingly relied upon by legislators, the White House, regulators, and the media to explain and advise upon complex financial matters that even well-educated laypersons have difficulty understanding. He is widely quoted in print outlets including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, the Reuters, AP and Bloomberg wires, Forbes, Fortune and many other periodicals. He is a frequent guest commentator on all of the principal business news networks – Bloomberg, CNBC and Fox Business News – and also appears on CNNI and the BBC. 
Since the financial crisis that erupted in 2008, Mr. Alpert has become a widely-sought and -cited author on economic policy. His co-authored The Way Forward, written with Edward Cornell Professor of Law Robert Hockett and NYU Economics Professor Nouriel Roubini for the New America Foundation in 2011, received much attention from members of the U.S. Congress as well as from The New York Times, The Atlantic, Foreign Affairs, NPR, and other media. His 2013 book,The Age of Oversupply: Overcoming the Greatest Challenge to the Global Economy, is cited as one of the best diagnoses of the world’s economic ills in the new millennium. His 2016 white paper for Third Way, entitled GLUT: The U.S. Economy and the American Worker in the Age of Oversupply, explained the connection between global imbalances and the U.S. employment situation.  And his co-authored The Debt Goes On, written with Professor Hockett for the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and published in Challenge late last year, is widely viewed as the most comprehensive update of the nation’s private debt challenges since the end of the last crisis. Mr. Alpert is also a founder of the World Economic Roundtable, a Fellow of The Century Foundation, and a member of the Economic Club of New York.  

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