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Departments/ProgramsInternational Business School
DegreesNew York University, Ph.D.
University of Chicago, M.A.
Harvard University, B.A.
ExpertiseCorporate Finance, Financial Institutions, Labor Economics, Global Political Economy, and Energy Finance / Sustainability and Politics
ProfileJohn W. Ballantine, Jr. is a specialist in corporate finance, political economy, and energy. He has taught finance, economics, and banking at Babson College and been a research associate at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. He was the Chief Financial Officer of a small start-up software company that raised over $1 million. Ballantine was also a senior consultant with the Financial Industries Division at Arthur D. Little, Inc., and a banker with Chase Manhattan Bank. He has published a number of articles about labor economics, the banking industry, financial crises, small business finance, politics/ energy (Ukraine, Russia and Iran).. He was Director of the MSF program for fifteen years at Brandeis International Business and where he is focused on building the energy finance / sustainability program at the school.
|BUS||291g||General Education Seminar|
|ECON||201a||Global Economic Environment|
|ECON||206f||Microeconomics for Business|
|ECON||277f||Public Policy, Business Leadership and World Affairs: An Insider's Perspective|
|FIN||232a||Mergers and Acquisitions Analysis|
|FIN||235a||Investing in Energy: Fossil Fuels to Cleaner Energy|
|FIN||255a||World Financial Centers|
|FIN||255f||World Financial Centers|
Awards and Honors
Commonwealth of Massachusettes, Carlisle Democrat (2006)
Ballantine Jr., John. "Looking into the Crystal Ball: Seeing the Shape of Our Energy Future." September, 2011. (forthcoming)
Ballantine Jr., John. "“A country divided will…Fall apart, bounce back, stagnate, or… what?” ”." Salon.com http://open.salon.com/blog/johnbal/2010/10/21/a_country_divided_will. (2011)
Ballantine Jr., John. "Back from the Abyss, the Great Recession is Ending, Ever so Slowly." Salon, online November 12, 2009. November (2010): <salon.com see, http://open.salon.com/blog/johnbal>.
Ballantine Jr., John. "Lonelyville is Happy." Sweden Conference on Urban Policies and Social Capital, Lidkoping, Sweden. September 24, 2009.