Dr. William Johnson


Ph.D. in Finance, Florida Atlantic University
M.B.A. in Finance, California State University Long Beach
B.S. in Business Administration, University of Arizona

Joined the faculty in 2018

  • Research Interests:  Investments, Asset Pricing, Behavioral, International
  • Teaching Interests: Corporate, Investments, Statistics, Econometrics, Markets and Institutions


William F. Johnson is currently an Assistant Professor of Finance at Texas A&M University Corpus Christi.  He has worked as a NASD registered representative for Charles Schwab, TD Ameritrade and AXA Equitable and as an arbitration panelist for NASD.  He has also worked as a visiting professor at Louisiana Tech University, Texas A&M University, Hanoi School of Business, La Trobe University in Vietnam and Phuket Technology College in Thailand.     

His research focus is International Financial Regulation and Institutions, along with International Investing.  He has published over 10 articles in peer reviewed journals including Journal of Asset Management, Journal of Investing, Journal of Trading, Journal of Banking Regulation and Journal of Index Investing in addition to invited articles for special issues on Financial Contagion and Stock Market Liquidity.  He has presented at over 20 national and international finance conferences and Universities in the US, Canada, Vietnam, Thailand and South Korea.             

Selected Publications

  • "Is Target Date Mutual Fund Underperformance Rational?" with Srinidhi Kanuri, Journal of Investing Spring 2018, Vol. 27 Issue (1) pp87-97
  • "Do Target Date Mutual Funds Meet Their Target" with Ha-Chin Yi, Journal of Asset Management, December 2017, Volume 18 Issue 7, pp 566-579
  • "Thai Non-Voting Depository Receipts: Market Segmentation in Developing Equity Markets” with Tanakorn Likitapiwat Journal of Applied Economic Sciences, Summer 2016 Vol. 2 pp241-256. 
  • “Country Characteristics and Diversification: What goes up must come down” with Qin Lian, Journal of Index Investing, Vol. 5, No. 2, Fall 2014: pp. 85-97 
  • "Measuring Market Timing: An International Examination of Market Timing Conditions" with Scott W. Barnhart, Journal of Trading, Spring 2014, Vol. 9 No. 2 pp 6-20 (lead article)


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