Woodrow T. Johnson

Senior Financial Economist
Office of the Chief Economist

Education Summary

  • Ph.D. Finance,
    Columbia University, 2002
  • M.Phil. Finance,
    Columbia University, 1999
  • M.S. Mathematics, University of Tennessee---Knoxville, 1994
  • B.A. Mathematics & Philosophy,
    Utah State University, 1992

  • Senior Financial Economist
    Division of Economic and Risk Analysis
    U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
    2008-present
  • Assistant Professor of Finance
    University of Oregon
    2002–2008
  • ​Johnson, Woodrow T., and James M. Poterba, 2016, The Effect of Taxes on Shareholder Inflows around Mutual Fund Distribution Dates, Research in Economics 70(1): 7--19 (lead article)
  • Chalmers, John, and Woodrow T. Johnson, and Jonathan Reuter, 2014, The Effect of Pension Design on Employer Costs and Employee Retirement Choices, Journal of Public Economics 116: 17--34
  • Johnson, Woodrow T., 2010, Do Investors Trade Uniformly through Time?, Journal of Empirical Finance 17(4): 645--658
  • Johnson, Woodrow T., 2010, Who Incentivizes the Mutual Fund Manager, New or Old Shareholders?, Journal of Financial Intermediation 19(2): 143--68 (lead article)
  • Johnson, Woodrow T., 2004, Predictable Investment Horizons and Wealth Transfers among Mutual Fund Shareholders, The Journal of Finance 59(5): 1979--2012.

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