John Mondragon
John Mondragon

Assistant Professor of Finance

Print Overview

John Mondragon is an Assistant Professor of Finance and Donald P. Jacobs Scholar. His research focuses on household finance and empirical macroeconomics. His recent work has focused on the effects of regulations on household leverage in the mortgage market, how the collapse in house prices crisis contributed to increases in student loans, and the extent to which the 2007-2008 financial crisis reduced the supply of credit to households and how much this contributed to employment losses in the Great Recession. 

Professor Mondragon joined the Kellogg School of Management in July 2015. He received his PhD in economics in 2015 from the University of California at Berkeley.

Areas of Expertise
Macroeconomics (Includes: Monetary Economics, Federal Reserve, Interest Rates)
Household Finance
Real Estate Finance

Print Vita
Ph.D., 2015, Economics, University of California, Berkeley
B.S., 2009, Economics, University of Minnesota, Magna cum Laude

Academic Positions
Teaching Assistant, University of California, Berkeley, Economics-2013
Teaching Assistant, University of California, Berkeley, Economics-2011

Honors and Awards
Schoen Scholar, Yale School of Management, Two weeks
Dean's Normative Time Fellowship, University of California, Berkeley, 2013-2014
Graduate Research Fellowship, National Science Foundation, 2010-2013
Chancellor's Fellowship, University of California, Berkeley, 2010-2012

Editorial Positions
Referee, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, 2018
Referee, Review of Finance, 2018
Referee, Review of Corporate Finance Studies, 2017
Referee, American Economic Review, 2017
Referee, Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2017
Referee, International Review of Finance and Economics, 2017
Referee, Review of Financial Studies, 2016
Referee, Review of Economics and Statistics

Print Research
Working Papers
DeFusco, Anthony, Stephanie Johnson and John Mondragon. 2017. Regulating Household Leverage.
Eberly, Janice C.Gene Amromin and John Mondragon. 2016. The Housing Crisis and the Rise in Student Loans.
Mondragon, John, Olivier Coibion, Yuriy Gorodnichenko and Marianna Kudlyak. 2015. Does Greater Inequality Lead to More Borrowing: New Evidence from Household Data.
Mondragon, John. 2017. Household Credit and Employment in the Great Recession.

Print Teaching
Full-Time / Evening & Weekend MBA
Finance I (FINC-430-0)

Finance 1 answers managers’ and investors’ most fundamental finance question: how should a project or an asset be valued? Managers must determine the value of building a factory, entering a new market, or purchasing an entire firm when deciding in which projects to invest. Similarly, individuals must assess the value of financial securities to decide how to invest their wealth. Using a combination of lectures and business cases, Finance 1 teaches the discounted cash flow and multiples methods to value projects or assets. These valuation tools lay the foundation for all work in capital markets and corporate finance.

Prerequisite: Business Analytics I (DECS-430-5)

Corequisite/Prerequisite: Accounting for Decision Making (ACCT-430) and Business Analytics II (DECS 431-0)

Finance I (FINCM-430-0)