John earned his PhD in economics from MIT in 1995, and a B.A. with honors and distinction in Mathematics for the Social Sciences and Economics at Northwestern University in 1988. He taught macroeconomics for two years at MIT. While serving on the faculty for one year at the University of California-Santa Cruz, he taught undergraduate math and econ courses, and a master's level course in international trade and development. He has published investing and global economics articles in a number of Institutional Investor journals, in the Blackwell Companion to the Economics of Housing, and a book, Markets for Credit: The State of Play in 2005.