Timothy Johnson

Karl and Louise Schewe Professor of Finance at University Of Illinois At Urbana Champaign

Timothy Johnson is the Karl and Louise Schewe Professor of Finance at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Prior to coming to Champaign, he was Associate Professor with tenure at the London Business School. He has also been a visiting professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, his alma mater. Tim has an MBA and an MS in Operations Research from Columbia University.  He earned his PhD in Finance from the University of Chicago in 1999. Prior to his academic career, Tim worked in the financial industry as a quantitative analyst and trader.  At the Caxton Corporation, a large hedge fund, he headed a proprietary investment group trading global equity and currency derivatives.  Tim's academic research on the behavior of financial markets has consistently been published in the leading journals in economics and finance, including the Review of Economic Studies, the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Review of Financial Studies, and the Journal of Monetary Economics. His papers have twice been nominated for the American Finance Association's Smith Breeden Prize. He won the Ross Best Paper Award from Finance Research Letters in 2011, and the Best Paper Award of the Auckland Society for Financial Research in 2016.