Daniel Alpert

Daniel Alpert is an American investment banker and writer best known for his writing on the credit bubble and the ensuing financial crisis of the 2000s.[1][2]

Daniel Alpert, Jennifer Warren and Gary Silverman (Financial Times)

He is the author of The Age of Oversupply: Confronting the Greatest Challenge to the Global Economy[3] (Penguin Portfolio) on the effect of macroeconomic imbalances on advanced economies.

Daniel Alpert is a fellow of the New York-based Century Foundation,[4] one of the nation’s oldest think tanks.


Alpert heads up Westwood Capital’s real estate and hospitality industry practice.[citation needed] Prior to forming Westwood Capital in 1995, Daniel Alpert was a banker and partner at Oppenheimer & Co., Inc.[citation needed]

Alpert was also featured in the 2010 film Inside Job,[5] which tells the story of the 2008 global financial crisis.

Alpert is a founder of the World Economic Roundtable program of the New America Foundation, a Washington and San Francisco-based think tank.[6] In 2011, Alpert conceived of, and co-authored along with Nouriel Roubini, New York University Professor of Economics, and Robert Hockett, a Professor of Financial Law at Cornell University, a widely cited and debated white paper on behalf of the New America Foundation entitled "The Way Forward"[7] that has been credited on most sides of the macroeconomic debate with providing a clear and concise explanation of the issues that gave rise to the global financial crisis[2][8][9] and was a precursor to “The Age of Oversupply.”

Alpert was named a fellow (in economics and finance) of The Century Foundation in January 2012.[4]


  1. ^ Onaran, Yalman (October 4, 2013). "Why the Government Should Spend Us Out of Our Doldrums". Bloomberg.
  2. ^ a b Lenzner, Robert (October 23, 2011). "A $1.2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan Creates 27 Million Jobs In 5 Years". Forbes.
  3. ^ Alpert, Daniel (September 2013). The Age of Oversupply: Overcoming the Greatest Challenge to the Global Economy. Penguin Portfolio. ISBN 978-1591845966.
  4. ^ a b "The Century Foundation - Daniel Alpert – Fellow". Retrieved October 8, 2013.
  5. ^ Daniel Alpert (Himself) (2010). Inside Job.
  6. ^ "World Economic Roundtable". Archived from the original on October 22, 2013. Retrieved October 8, 2013.
  7. ^ Daniel Alpert, Robert Hockett, Nouriel Roubini (October 10, 2011). "The Way Forward". New America Foundation.
  8. ^ Nocera, Joe (October 10, 2011). "This Time, It Really Is Different". The New York Times.
  9. ^ Task, Aaron (October 13, 2011). "8 Reasons Nouriel Roubini Is (Still) So Worried…And His Plan to Save the Global Economy". Yahoo! Finance.