Department Chair:
Ellis Tallman

Administrative Assistant:
Terri Pleska

Department Email:

Phone: (440) 775-8483
Fax: (440) 775-6978

Rice Hall 233
10 N. Professor St.
Oberlin, OH, 44074

Neil Barsky

Neil Barsky

Visiting Assistant Professor

Contact Information


Rice Hall 233
(440) 775-8483

Neil Barsky

Educational Background

  • Master of Sciences, Columbia University, Graduate School of Journalism, 1984
  • Bachelor of Arts, Oberlin College, 1981

Neil Barsky founded Alson Capital Partners, LLC in 2002 and was the Portfolio Manager for all of Alson's investment vehicles before liquidating it in June 2009. Prior to founding Alson Capital, Mr. Barsky was a managing partner and co-founder of Midtown Capital Partners, LLC from 1998-2002. While at Midtown Capital Partners, Mr. Barsky co-managed Midtown's investment partnerships.

Between 1993 and 1997, Mr. Barsky was an equity research analyst at Morgan Stanley, specializing in real estate, gaming and lodging.

Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Mr. Barsky an award-winning reporter at the Wall Street Journal from 1988-1993 and continues to contribute articles on occasion. From 1986-1998, he was a reporter for the NY Daily News, and from 1984-1986 he was a reporter for New York City Business.

Mr. Barsky earned an MS from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism in 1984 and a BA from Oberlin College in 1981.


Curriculum Vitae


Fall 2009

 Econ 060-01

 The Bubble Years: 1998-2008

 T 7:00-9:00 PM (2nd module only)