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.
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)