Ken Johnston

Ken Johnston

Associate Professor of Finance

Department: Accounting/Finance
Phone: (706) 290-2687
Fax:
Campus Box: 495024
Location: Green 325B
E-mail: kjohnston@berry.edu

Education

  • Certified Financial Analyst, 2001
  • Ph.D. Florida State University, 1994
  • MBA Florida State University, 1986
  • B.Comm. Carleton University, 1983 

Teaching Interests

  • Financial Planning
  • Investments
  • International
  • Portfolio Management

Research Interests

  • Market Efficiency
  • Asset Allocation
  • Asset Pricing 

Selected Publications

  • "A Note on the Evaluation of Long-Run Investment Decisions using the Sharpe Ratio," forthcoming, Journal of Economics and Finance, Co-authors John Hatem, Georgia Southern University and Elton Scott, Flagler College.

  • "The Cash Balance Plan as a Real Option:Financial Innovation and Implicit Contacts," Pensions: An International Journal, 2011, Vol. 16, Issue 1, 39-50. Co-authors John Hatem, Georgia Southern University and Elton Scott, Flagler College.

  • "Investor Education: How Plan Sponsors Should Report Your Returns," Managerial Finance, 2010, Vol 36, Issue 4, 354-363. Co-authors John Hatem, Georgia Southern University and Thomas Carnes, Berry College.

  • "Put Option Portfolio Insurance vs. Asset Allocation," Advances in Quantitative Analysis of Finance & Accounting, April 2009, Vol. 7, 257-284. Co-author John Hatem, Georgia Southern University.

  • "Exchange Rates and Fundamental Variables: A Semi-parametric Analysis of Binary Choice," Applied Economics, September 2005, No. 37, 1915-1924. Co-authors John Hatem, Georgia Southern University, and Dave Carter, Oklahoma State University.

  • "Further Evidence of the November Effect," Journal of Economics and Finance, Summer 2005, Vol. 29, No. 2, 280-288. Co-author Chris Paul, Georgia Southern University.

  • "Revisiting the Reinvestment Rate Assumptions in Capital Budgeting," Journal of Economics and Finance Education, Winter 2002, No. 2, 22-23, Co-authors John Hatem, Shawn Forbes, Georgia Southern University.

  • "Market Index Returns, Macroeconomic Variables and Tax Loss Selling," Journal of Economics and Finance, Fall 2002, Vol. 26, No. 3, 297-38, Co-author Don Cox, Appalachian State University.

  • "A Comparison of State University Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution Pension Plans: A Monte Carlo Simulation", Financial Services Review, 2001 (actual Journal release date spring 2002), 10, 37-44, Co-authors John Hatem, Shawn Forbes, Georgia Southern University.

  • "A Reexamination of Institutions and Individuals at the Turn-of-the Year," Quarterly Journal of Business and Economics, Autumn 2000 (actual journal release date Feb. 2002), Vol. 39, No. 4, 51059, Co-authors Don Cox, Appalachian State University, Anthony Barilla, Georgia Southern University.

  • "Choosing Between Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution Plans," Journal of Financial Planning, August 2001, Vol. 14, Issue 8, 86-91, Co-authors John Hatem, Shawn Forbes, Georgia Southern University.