Ken Johnson bio

KEN H. JOHNSON 

ASSOCIATE DEAN & INVESTMENTS LIMITED PROFESSOR

FINANCE DEPARTMENT

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Boca Raton – Office Depot Center (OD-93)

Email: kjohns91@fau.edu

Phone: (561) 297-3000

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Ken Johnson bio

Housing economist at Florida Atlantic University College of Business and co-author of the Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent Index.

Ken Johnson, Ph.D., is a professor and associate dean of graduate programs at Florida Atlantic University College of Business in Boca Raton, Fla. Johnson is a housing economist and co-author of the Beracha, Hardin & Johnson (BH&J) Buy vs. Rent Index, which attempts to answer one of the toughest questions American consumers face: Is it better to rent or buy a home in today’s housing market? 

The quarterly index is designed to signal whether current market conditions favor buying or renting a home in terms of wealth creation over a fixed holding period in a particular market relative to historical market conditions and alternative investment opportunities. It examines the entire housing market in the United States and isolates the markets of 23 key cities. 

Johnson’s collaborators in this ongoing independent research are Eli Beracha, Ph.D., assistant professor in the T&S Hollo School of Real Estate at FIU and William G. Hardin III, Ph.D., director of the T&S Hollo School of Real Estate at FIU’s College of Business. The BH&J Index is published quarterly and is available online at http://business.fau.edu/buyvsrent.

Education

  • PhD (2001) The University of Alabama
  • MBA (1993) Auburn University Montgomery
  • BS (1981) Auburn University

Intellectual Contributions

  • Beracha, E.; Skiba, A.; Johnson, Ken. (2017). A Revision of the American Dream of Homeownership, Journal of Housing Research, 26(1), 1-25
  • Beracha, E.; Skiba, A.; Johnson, Ken. (2017). Housing Ownership Decision in the Framework of Household Portfolio Choice, Journal of Real Estate Research, 39(2), 263-288
  • Goodwin, K.R.; Johnson, Ken. (2017). The Short Sale Stigma, Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, 55(4), 416-434
  • Johnson, Ken; Lin, Z; Xie, J. (2015). Dual Agent Distortions in Real Estate Transactions, Real Estate Economics, 43(2), 507-536