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Louis Johnston

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.

  • Education

    Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
    M.A., University of California, Berkeley
    B.S., University of Minnesota