Dr. William E. Jackson III is Professor of Management, Professor of Finance, and the Smith Foundation Endowed Chair of Business Integrity in the Culverhouse College of Business at the University of Alabama.
Specialty Areas: corporate governance, entrepreneurial finance, consumer finance, industrial economics, strategic economics, financial literacy, financial markets and institutions, corporate finance, monetary policy and macroeconomics, and public policy.
Education: BA in economics and applied mathematics at Centre College, MBA in finance at Stanford University, and Ph.D. in economics at the University of Chicago.
Honors, Achievements and Affiliations:
Before joining the faculty at the University of Alabama, Dr. Jackson was a financial economist and associate policy advisor in the Research Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. At the Atlanta Fed, Dr. Jackson conducted original research on financial markets and financial institutions. He was also an advisor to the Bank on the making of U.S. monetary policy. Previous to his position at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Dr. Jackson was a tenured professor of finance at the Kenan-Flagler Business School of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Dr. Jackson’s research has been published in some of the leading academic journals in the areas of empirical economics, management, and financial institutions and markets. His articles have appeared in such journals as, the Review of Economics and Statistics, the Journal of Money Credit and Banking, the Review of Industrial Organization, the Journal of Banking and Finance, Management Science, the Journal of Small Business Management, Small Business Economics Journal, and The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. Dr. Jackson is currently an Associate Editor of one of the premier small firm research journals, the Journal of Small Business Management. His research on small firm and entrepreneurial finance has been sponsored for several years by the prestigious Kauffman Foundation.
In July 2004, Dr. Jackson provided expert testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives on the deregulation of credit unions. In 2005 and 2006 he served as Founding Special Issue Editor for the Journal of Small Business Management. The special issue was entitled, “Small Firm Finance, Governance, and Imperfect Capital Markets”. In 2011, Dr. Jackson finished a major research project on the impact of diversification on performance for U.S. credit unions. This project was sponsored by the Filene Research Institute, a premier credit union and consumer finance research organization. He was also an inaugural member of the Filene Fellows Program. In the fall of 2010, Dr. Jackson presented expert testimony in a major case that involved a trillion dollar commercial bank merger, the financial crisis of 2007-2008, and contract nullification. In the spring of 2012, Dr. Jackson received the Associate Editor of the Year award from the Journal of Small Business Management. From 2013 to 2017, Dr. Jackson served as Chair of the Management Department at the Culverhouse College of Business. During 2017, Dr. Jackson also served as Interim Chair of the Economics, Finance, and Legal Studies Department at Culverhouse.
Topics of Expertise: Entrepreneurship, Small Business, Social Entrepreneurship, Corporate Social Responsibility, New Venture Creation, Finance
Type of Students Taught: Undergraduate, Graduate, Executive
Willing to Travel: No
Primary Language of Teaching: English
Years In-Person Teaching Experience: 30
Years Online Teaching Experience: 2
Do you Prefer to Teach Only Online? Yes
Are you Research Active? Yes