Faculty & Research

John Huizinga

Walter David "Bud" Fackler Distinguished Service Professor of Economics

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John Huizinga conducts empirical studies in macroeconomics and finance, both domestic and international and also studies econometric theory. His research has appeared in numerous journals, including Econometrica, the Journal of Econometrics, and the Journal of Monetary Economics.

Huizinga was first drawn to macroeconomics after observing how the economy exerts a powerful influence on people's lives. Prior to joining the Chicago Booth faculty in 1980, Huizinga taught at the Sloan School of Management at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has also taught at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. From 1993 to 2004, Huizinga served as the deputy dean for the faculty at Chicago Booth. A combination of the negotiation experience from this position and being in the right place at the right time led Huizinga to become the agent of NBA star Yao Ming.

His teaching has been influenced by his professional and practical experience, and also by having a son in college. "When I am making decisions about my teaching, I ask myself, 'Is this the way I would want a professor to treat my son?'" But the best part of teaching, according to Huizinga, "is you get to learn a lot of new stuff. Also, a big part of it is also the gratification you get when you help other people learn."

In addition to learning to think logically and deeply about macroeconomic issues, he hopes his students learn to clearly convey their views about the economy to others.

Huizinga earned two bachelor's degrees cum laude in economics and in math, from Pomona College in 1976. He earned a PhD in economics from MIT in 1980 and joined the Chicago Booth faculty later that year.


2014 - 2015 Course Schedule

Number Name Quarter
33040 Macroeconomics 2015 (Winter)
33840 Macroeconomics 2014 (Fall)

Other Interests

Basketball, baseball, movies.


Research Activities

Empirical studies in macroeconomics and finance, both domestic and international; econometric theory.

With Robert E. Cumby, "Investigating the Correlation of Unobserved Expectations: Expected Returns in Equity and Foreign Exchange Markets and Other Examples," Journal of Monetary Economics (1993).

With Robert E. Cumby, "Testing the Autocorrelation Structure of Disturbances in Ordinary Least Squares and Instrumental Variables Regressions," Econometrica (1992).

"An Empirical Investigation of the Long Run Behavior of Real Exchange Rates," Carnegie-Rochester Series on Public Policy (1987).

For a listing of research publications please visit ’s university library listing page.