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Daniel Alpert

Banking, Bankruptcy, Corporate Finance, Economics, Debt, Taxes, Real Estate
Founding Managing Partner, Senior Fellow
University of Pennsylvania


  • Former member of The Balance's Financial Review Board
  • 35 years of experience in global investment banking
  • Senior fellow and adjunct professor at Cornell
  • Author and researcher on global macroeconomics


Daniel Alpert is an American investment banker, think tank fellow, professor and author. He is best known for his writing on the credit bubble and the ensuing financial crisis of the 2000s, and his many articles and papers on the U.S. housing market, banking, regulatory matters and global macroeconomics.

Daniel has been widely quoted and published in print outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Reuters, the Associated Press, Bloomberg, Forbes, and Business Insider.

He has been a frequent commentator on business news networks, such as Bloomberg and CNBC. He is the author of The Age of Oversupply: Confronting the Greatest Challenge to the Global Economy (Penguin Portfolio) on the effect of macroeconomic imbalances on advanced economies.

Daniel is founding managing partner of the 25 year-old New York-based investment bank Westwood Capital, LLC and its affiliates and was previously a fellow of the New York-based Century Foundation one of the nation's oldest think tanks.

In February, 2018, he was named a senior fellow in macroeconomics and an adjunct professor of law of Cornell Law School. Daniel joined Cornell Law's Clarke Program on the Law and Regulation of Financial Institutions and Markets, part of the Jack G. Clarke Business Law Institute.


 Daniel graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with BA in Public Policy in 1980.