- Danforth-Lewis Professor of Economics
PhD, Princeton University
BA, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Yale University
John V. Duca joined Oberlin in the spring of 2018 to teach advanced macroeconomics, money and banking, and intermediate macroeconomics. From 1991 to 2017, he worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, where he last served as the associate director of research and vice president, supervising research in macroeconomics and finance; and from1986 to 1991, he was at the Federal Reserve Board where he briefed former chair Paul Volcker, former chair Alan Greenspan, and the Federal Reserve Board.
Duca has taught part time at Southern Methodist University and the University of Maryland. He has published more than 40 articles on macroeconomics, money, housing, credit, wages, and political economy in refereed journals such as the American Economic Review, International Economic Review, Economic Journal, Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, Journal of Urban Economics, and Journal of Banking and Finance.
Duca looks forward to actively engaging with students in the classroom, economics majors committees and clubs, and other campus activities to help prepare them for their careers and enrich their lives.
In his spare time, he enjoys gardening and fishing, and is a fan of history and cinema.
John Duca Chairs Conference Session, PresentsOctober 4, 2019
Danforth-Lewis Professor of Economics John Duca and Aaron Kreiner '19 presented Aaron's honors paper, "Can Machine Learning on Economic Data Better Forecast the Unemployment Rate?" at the annual Academy of Behavioral Finance & Economics (ABFE) conference on September 20, 2019 in New York City. Duca also chaired a session at the conference. Following the conference, he spoke to the New York City Oberlin Alumni Club.
John Duca Invited to Present PaperJuly 9, 2019
Danforth-Lewis Professor of Economics John Duca was invited to present a paper at the European Real Estate Society Conference held July 3 through 6, 2019.
John Duca Presents Invited PaperJune 14, 2019
Danforth-Lewis Professor of Economics John Duca was invited to present a paper at the 4th International Conference on Financial Markets and Macroeconomic Performance held May 20 to 21, 2019 at Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany.
John Duca and Evan Kresch Participate in ConferenceApril 5, 2019
Economics faculty participated in the 15th International Conference of the WEAI at Keio University, Tokyo, Japan, March 21-24, 2019. Danforth-Lewis Professor of Economics John Duca and Assistant Professor of Economics Evan Kresch chaired, presented, and discussed papers.
John Duca Gives Talk on National Economic OutlookMarch 7, 2019
John Duca, Danforth-Lewis Professor of economics, gave a talk on the "National Economic Outlook," hosted by the New York City Club of Oberlin College on February 28.
John V. Duca Speaks at MITFebruary 24, 2019
Danforth-Lewis Professor of Economics John V. Duca spoke on January 9, 2019 at the MIT Enterprise Forum about the outlook for the national economy.
John V. Duca Speaks to the National Association of Credit ManagersFebruary 22, 2019
Danforth-Lewis Professor of Economics John V. Duca talked to the National Association of Credit Managers in Phoenix on February 20, 2019. Duca discussed the outlook for the national economy and consumer credit.
John Duca Participates in ConferenceFebruary 5, 2019
Danforth-Lewis Professor of Economics John Duca attended the Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Conference in Florida. John participated in the workshop session/roundtable discussion, "What Should Policymakers Be Doing to Help Entrepreneurs?"
John Duca Publishes Two PapersJanuary 1, 2019
Danforth-Lewis Professor of Economics John Duca published the papers "Real Estate and the Great Crisis: Lessons for Macroprudential Policy," (John V. Duca, Lilit Popoyan, and Susan M. Wachter, Contemporary Economic Policy, January 2019) and "Venture capital restrained after Sarbanes-Oxley" (Tyler Atkinson and John V. Duca, Economics Letters, February 2019).
John Duca presents at Harvard Business SchoolOctober 12, 2018
Danforth-Lewis Professor of Economics John Duca presented a paper "The Impact of the Dodd-Frank Act on Small Business" at Harvard Business School.
John Duca Presents at ConferenceSeptember 24, 2018
Danforth-Lewis Professor of Economics John V. Duca presented papers at the 35th annual International Association for Research in Income and Wealth (IARIW) conference in Copenhagen, August 20-25, 2018. Duca presented two papers, “Equity Regulation and U.S. Venture Capital Investment” and “How Financial Innovations and Accelerators Drive Booms and Busts in U.S. Consumption.”
John Duca CoauthorsMay 3, 2018
Danforth-Lewis Professor of Economics John Duca coauthored "The Impact of the Dodd-Frank Act on Small Business," NBER Working Paper No. 24501, in the National Bureau of Economic Research.
John Duca PresentsApril 16, 2018
Danforth-Lewis Professor of Economics John Duca presented "The Impact of the Dodd-Frank Act on Small Business," with Michael Bordo (Rutgers University, the National Bureau of Economic Research, and Hoover Institution) on March 12 at a Stanford University faculty lunch seminar. Duca also presented the microfinance workshop "Financial Innovations, Shadow Banking, Risk Premia, and Divisia Velocity," with Richard Anderson (Lindenwood University and University of Missouri, Kansas City) and Barry Jones (Binghampton University) at the Oxford University Said Business School.
John Duca PublishesApril 16, 2018
Danforth-Lewis Professor of Economics John Duca published ”What Drives Economic Policy Uncertainty in the Long and Short Runs: European and U.S. Evidence Over Several Decades," with Jason Saving (Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas) in the March 2018 issue of the Journal of Macroeconomics.
John Duca Presents PaperApril 13, 2018
Danforth-Lewis Professor of Economics John Duca attended the inaugural Oxford Saïd Macrofinance Workshop: Money Creation and presented "Financial Innovation, Shadow Banking, and Divisia Velocity."