Louis Johnston

Academic Degrees:
  • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
  • M.A., University of California, Berkeley
  • B.S., University of Minnesota
Teaching Areas/Interests:

Macreconomics, Economic History, Economic Growth, Introductory Economics.

Research Areas/Interests:

Evolution of Minnesota's economy, U.S. output and productivity before 1930. Columnist in MinnPost. Contributor to textbooks: a. Robert Frank and Ben Bernanke, Principles of Economics, McGraw-Hill/Irwin, 2009 and 2012 (4th and 5th editions); b. Robert Frank and Ben Bernanke Principles of Economics,Brief Edition McGraw-Hill/Irwin, 2009 and 2011 (1st and 2nd editions).

Personal Information:

Louis centers his life around his wife, Susan Riley and his children, Olivia and John. Besides family and economics, his passions are history, music (especially big band jazz) and trains.

Louis Johnston, professor of economics

CSB Main 307
[email protected]

College of Saint Benedict
Saint John’s University

Parker Wheatley
Chair, Economics Department

Ashley Koshiol
Department Coordinator