John Halstead, Ph.D., J.D.

Distinguished Core Adjunct Professor

John Halstead Headshot

Areas of Expertise:

  • ​Finance
  • Law


  • ​Ph.D., Business Administration with a concentration in Finance, University of Connecticut; Storrs, CT
  • J.D., University of Connecticut School of Law; Hartford, CT
  • M.S., Finance, Boston College; Chestnut Hill, MA
  • B.S., Finance, University of Connecticut; Storrs, CT


  • ​​Two Essays on the Contagion vs. Competitive Effects of Bankruptcy Announcements: Case Studies of Orange County, California, and Long-Term Capital Management  

Research Areas of Interest:

  • ​Hedge Funds
  • Mutual Funds
  • Municipal Bonds

Selected Publications:

  • Halstead, J. M., Hegde, S., & Klein, L. Hedge fund crisis and financial contagion: Evidence from Long-Term Capital Management. The Journal of Alternative Investments8(1), 65-82.
  • Halstead, J. M., Hegde, S., & Klein, L. S. Orange county bankruptcy: Financial contagion in the municipal bond and bank equity markets. The Financial Review39(2), 293-315.

Selected Professional Experience:

  • ​Northcentral University, ​Distinguished Core Adjunct Professor, May 2012 - present
  • The Leonard Management Group, Research Analyst, Summers 1998 and 1999; May 2007 - July 2012
  • U.S. Coast Guard Academy, Lecturer of Finance/Economics (August 2007 - May 2008); Adjunct Instructor (Jan. 2009 - May 2009)
  • Southern Connecticut State University, Assistant Professor of Economics and Finance, August 2000 - May 2005