One of the most far-seeing political economists of our time, Robert J. Shiller is known the world over for his brilliant forecasts of financial bubbles and his penetrating insights into market dynamics and how human psychology drives the economy. For his empirical analysis of asset prices, Robert was awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize in Economics.
He has offered audiences unerring predictions of the last two bubble collapses and he continues to offer a road map for reversing the financial crisis we face today.
In his New York Times bestseller, Animal Spirits: How Human Psychology Drives the Economy, and Why It Matters for Global Capitalism, he and co-author George Akerlof give us fresh insights into how dangerous bubbles form and offer measures for preventing such crises in the future.
Shiller’s newest book, Finance and the Good Society, recognizes that in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, the financial industry could hardly be worse. Shiller argues that, rather than condemning finance, we need to reclaim it for the common good. He makes a powerful case for recognizing that finance, far from being a parasite on society, is one of the most powerful tools we have for solving our common problems and increasing the general well-being.
In his New York Times bestseller Irrational Exuberance, published in March 2000, he called the dotcom bubble for what it was and predicted the bubble’s collapse while everyone else was still cheering.
Similarly, his book, The Subprime Solution, explains the housing market's collapse and its broader impact, and proposes bold measures to solve the current crisis and the underlying economic weaknesses that made it possible.
Robert is a famously successful innovator in the emerging field of behavioral finance. He co-created the most widely quoted home price index in the country (the S&P/Case-Shiller Index) and is the author of a book — The New Financial Order — that offers truly creative and workable solutions to some of our greatest financial problems.
He also helped launch an active market in house-price futures and options on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.
Dr. Shiller is the Sterling Professor of Economics, Yale University, and Professor of Finance and fellow at the International Center for Finance, Yale School of Management. He has strong connections to the securities industry.
He cofounded MacroMarkets LLC, which uses the Case-Shiller methodology to develop innovative financial instruments to facilitate investment and risk management.
He contributes regularly to the Economic View column of The New York Times and to Project Syndicate.
Robert Shiller is a strong presenter for audiences looking for inspiration and innovation in financial markets and financial services, and to understand the impact of financial crises on the social fabric.
Dr. Shiller was chosen as one of Bloomberg's 50 Most Influential People in Global Finance, 2011.
- 2013 Nobel Laureate in Economic Science
- Sterling Professor of Economics, Yale University
- Professor of Finance and fellow at the International Center for Finance, Yale School of Management
- Co-developer, S&P/Case-Shiller© Home Price Indices
- President-Elect, American Economic Association
- Cofounder, MacroMarkets LLC
- Fellow, International Center for Finance, Yale School of Management
- Bloomberg’s 50 Most Influential People in Global Finance, 2011
- Foreign Policy’s Top 100 Global Thinkers 2010 and 2009
- Regular contributor, Economic View column, The New York Times
- Research associate, National Bureau of Economic Research
- Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
- Fellow, Econometric Society
- Member of the Academic Advisory Panel for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York
- Recipient, Guggenheim Fellowship
Robert tailors each presentation to the needs of his audience and is not limited to the topics we have listed below. These are subjects that have proven valuable to customers in the past and are meant only to suggest his range and interests. Please ask us about any subject that interests you; we are sure that we can accommodate you.
Innovation in Finance and Markets
We are in the midst of an explosion of invention in financial products and instruments, driven mostly by advances in information technology, and Robert thinks this is just the beginning. He’s dedicated several chapters of his book, The New Financial Order, to creating new opportunities in finance and he’s started two successful companies to implement these ideas.
Bubbles & How Markets Work
Robert Shiller is the world’s greatest authority on bubbles. His prescient bestseller Irrational Exuberance predicted the collapse of the 1990s bubble before it happened. More importantly, Robert knows why it happened — no one understands market volatility and the psychology that drives market swings better. At the same time, he argues, bubbles are not the big bugaboo that they’re hyped up to be. This makes him especially valuable to pension-plan sponsors, endowment managers and anyone else that doesn’t want to get caught sitting on a speculative bubble when it bursts.
Finance and IT — how technology drives innovation
Information technology has made it vastly easier and cheaper to create new financial products and to develop the electronic databases they require. At the same time, technology creates significant new risks to companies and individuals, because it’s evolving so rapidly and it’s so fundamentally important. Few people have plumbed the opportunities and dangers that the confluence of finance and IT has created as deeply as Robert Shiller.
Insurance — an inspirational field for innovation
We tend to think of insurance as a staid and even dismal industry to be in. Robert considers insurance as potentially the source of the most inspirational financial products imaginable. He focuses on saving real people from terrible personal disasters, real companies from corporate catastrophes, with cutting edge innovations that make real money. What could be more exciting? He will inspire audiences in this industry.
A major global bank:
It was great having Bob Shiller with us for the conference. We had the most fantastic economic debate which received outstanding feedback from the delegates, so thank you for helping to facilitate this for us. I hope that we can have another opportunity to invite Bob back to join us at future events.
A Canadian provincial chamber of commerce:
Robert Shiller was a great speaker and a total pleasure to work with. Our delegates really found his talk interesting and it certainly inspired conversation. We could not have asked for a more timely speaker, as things turned out.
Thanks for all your help in setting this up…we’ll be starting to plan next year’s event early in the new year and may call on you again for one of the great economic thinkers you represent.