Chicago Association for Business Economics

“Applied Research on the Business Cycle”
November 2, 2015
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago


Join Bob Dieli of RDLB Inc. and CABE for an in-depth presentation and discussion of the Business Cycle, where we are now in the cycle, and cycle forecasting methodology.

Dr. Dieli received a Bachelor of Science in Finance, with honors, from Boston College in 1968, a Master of Arts in Latin American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin in 1969 and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin in 1977.

Dr. Dieli began his professional career in 1978 as an industrial economist in the Economic Research Division of the Continental Illinois National Bank and Trust Company of Chicago, Illinois specializing in short-term forecasting, the analysis of industrial commodities and inflation.

In 1984 he became Manager of the Portfolio Analysis Unit of the Credit Risk Evaluation Department of the Continental where he was charged with developing risk management systems and loan portfolio reporting and tracking procedures for senior management.
In 1987 Dr. Dieli moved to The Northern Trust Company of Chicago as Vice President and Economist in the Economic Research Department where he coordinated the domestic economic forecasting program.

In 1994 Dr. Dieli became Vice President and Portfolio Manager in the Northern Advantage unit of the Cash Management Department of the Northern Trust. He ran about $3.5 billion in discretionary short-term fixed income accounts for high net worth individuals and corporations.

Dr. Dieli left the Northern Trust in 2001 to start RDLB, Inc.

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