Fellow, The Century Foundation, and Managing Partner, Westwood Capital
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Areas of Expertise & Civic InvolvementsAlpert is an American investment banker, think tank fellow, and author. He is best known for his writing on the credit bubble and the ensuing financial crisis of the 2000s, as well as his many articles and papers on the U.S. housing market, banking, regulatory matters and global macroeconomics. Alpert is founding Managing Partner of the New York-based investment bank Westwood Capital, LLC and its affiliates and a fellow of the New York-based Century Foundation, one of the nation’s oldest think tanks. Throughout his career, Alpert has been the senior banker responsible for client relationships and execution of debt and equity offerings that were the first of their kind at the time. Over the past 15 years, he has also provided and/or arranged for financing for, and advised both debtors and creditors of, a number of distressed companies – both inside and outside of bankruptcy. He has also provided expert testimony in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in cases involving debtors involved in structured finance transactions.
"2013 U.S. Jobs Report Card: After All is Said and Done, More was Said than Done," Westwood Capital, LLC, December 31, 2013.
Summarizes the state of U.S. employment and explains trends in job growth, unemployment, and the labor force participation rate for 2013.
"The New Sick-onomy? Examining the Entrails of the U.S. Employment Situation," Westwood Capital, LLC, June 30, 2013.
Takes a closer look at recent declining unemployment rates and finds that many factors are actually at play in what is truly a less-than-robust economic recovery; many newly-created jobs are in low-wage sectors or are part-time positions, and reductions in the labor force itself masquerade as reductions in the ranks of the unemployed.
The Age of Oversupply: Confronting the Greatest Challenge to the Global Economy (Penguin Portfolio, 2013).
Explores the effect of macroeconomic imbalances on advanced economies.
"The Way Forward," (with Nouriel Roubini and Robert Hockett), New America Foundation, September 30, 2011.
Provides a clear and concise explanation of the issues that gave rise to the global financial crisis.
Media ContributionsAlpert 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 Fortune. He is also a frequent commentator on business news networks, including Bloomberg, CNBC and Fox Business News. Dan’s concise explanations of complicated financial matters – together with his willingness to express his opinions and forecasts – has earned him the confidence of those in the media for whom he has been a reliable source of analysis.
Daniel Alpert quoted on the weaknesses of the U.S. economy in Akin Oyedele, "Wall Street Veteran Dan Alpert Dismantles the Idea That the American Economy Will Carry the Rest of the World" Business Insider, February 18, 2015.