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.
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 Alpert is a fellow of the New York-based Century Foundation, one of the nation’s oldest think tanks.
Alpert heads up Westwood Capital’s real estate and hospitality industry practice. Prior to forming Westwood Capital in 1995, Daniel Alpert was a banker and partner at Oppenheimer & Co., Inc.
Alpert was also featured in the 2010 film Inside Job, 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. 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" 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 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.