John Huston came to Trinity University in 1983. He was promoted to associate professor in 1989 and to full professor in 1997. He co-authored a book in 2006 with Roger Spencer on the history of the relationship between the Federal Reserve and the stock market, and has published articles on monetary policy, airline economics and applied microeconomics topics.
His contributions to the University include stints on the Faculty Senate, the Faculty Development Committee, and the Promotion and Tenure Commission. He has also sponsored many student groups. He served as Chair of the Economics Department from 1994 to 1997, and again from 2006 to the present.
While involved in research, Huston's greatest joy is interacting with students. He teaches many of the courses in the department's "Theoretical Concentration" and is often the adviser for those contemplating graduating training in economics. In 2007, he was awarded the Dr. and Mrs. Z.T. Scott Faculty Fellowship, Trinity's award for teaching and advising.
Ph.D. in Economics, University of Wisconsin
M.A. in Economics, University of Wisconsin
B.A. in Economics, Carleton College
"The Bernanke Fed and Transparency: Evidence from the Futures Market" co-authored with Roger Spencer and Erika G. Hsie, forthcoming, Eastern Economic Journal.
"Housing and Behavioural Factors" coauthored with Roger Spencer, Applied Economic Letters. Vol 21, No. 3, 2014, 215-19.
"Monetary Policy Effectiveness and the Housing Market," coauthored with Roger Spencer, Studies in Economics and Finance, Vol. 30, no 3, 2013, pp. 226-243.
"The Evolution of Federal Reserve Transparency Under Greenspan and Bernanke" coauthored with Roger Spencer and Erika G Hsie, Eastern Economic Journal, September 2013, pp. 530-46.
"Comparative Housing Market Trends: A tale of 3 Bubbles" coauthored with Roger Spencer, Seeking Alpha, August 14, 2013.
"Valuation and the Federal Reserve’s Wealth Effect" coauthored with Roger Spencer, Western Economic Association International Meetings in Seattle, July 2013.
"Housing and Behavioral Factors" coauthored with Roger Spencer, Western Economic Association International Meetings in San Francisco, July 2012
"Are U.S. Equities Undervalued? New Evidence From A Federal Reserve Model" coauthored with Roger Spencer, Seeking Alpha, Jun 25, 2012.