Mike Arnold is co-founder of ALCO Partners LLC, a small consulting firm founded in 2004 specializing in the measurement and management of interest rate risk in the banking industry. In 2012, he was invited by the UC Dept. of Economics to teach the honors course in intermediate macroeconomics, which he did through the spring of 2016. In 2015, Mike began teaching in the Osher Life Long Learning Institutes at Dominican University and Sonoma State. He has developed courses on the US Economy, the Bay Area economy, personal finance, international finance and Tariffs and the Republican Tax Plan.