Marianne Johnson


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  • Ph.D. Economics Michigan State University 1999
  • MA Economics Michigan State University 1996
  • BA Econmics and International Relations University of Minnesota 1994
Dr. Marianne Johnson is a Distinguished Professor of Economics at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Her research focuses on topics in economic education as well as the history of public economics and public choice, particularly as related to public goods and the work of James Buchanan and Knut Wicksell. She also has an interest in the contributions of the Wisconsin Institutionalists. She currently serves as the secretary for the History of Economics Society. Her work has been published in the Journal of Economic Literature, Public Choice, History of Political Economy, Journal of the History of Economic Thought, American Journal of Economics and Sociology, and OEconomia. Dr. Johnson has been a Fulbright Scholar to Albania (2018) and Estonia (2015); she also spent a semester teaching at the Hochschule Osnabruck in Germany. She has taught for shorter periods in Senegal, Peru, France, and China. She received her PhD from Michigan State University and her undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota.
Conference Presentations:
  • Johnson, M., & Meder, M. E. . Technology Interventions in Collegiate Economics Classrooms. American Economic Association Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.
  • Johnson, M. . Institutionalism, Economic Planning, and Economic Experts. Latin American Conference on the History of Economic Thought, Federal University of Parana, Curitiba, Brazil.
  • Robson, D. A., Artz, B., Johnson, M., & Taengnoi Siemers, S. . Live or Online Lectures: Evidence from Classroom Random Control Trials. Midwest Economic Association, St. Louis , MO.
  • Johnson, M., & Dervishi, D. . Isolation in Albanian Economic Thought. Workshop for Economics in Authoritarian Regimes, Manchester University, UK.
  • Johnson, M. . Public Finance Origins of Fiscal Policy. Center for the History of Political Economy Workshop, Durham, NC.
  • Johnson, M. . Roundtable Dicussion Nancy McLean's Democracy in Chains. History of Economics Society Conference, Chicago, IL.
  • Johnson, M. . Rules Versus Authorities: Buchanan and Simons and Fiscal Policy. History of Economics Society Conference, Chicago, IL.
  • Johnson, M. . Wisconsin Institutionalism and Public Reason. Œconomia Symposium, Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • Johnson, M. . Intellectual History of Public Choice. Public Choice Society Conference, Charleston, SC.
  • Johnson, M. . The Economics Industry in Albania, 1980 - 2010. Socio–economic perspectives in the age of XXI century globalization, Tirana, Albania.
  • Johnson, M. . Wicksell on Pareto: Unanimity, Efficiency, and Welfare. Erasmus Institution on Political Economy 20th Anniversary Conference, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
  • Johnson, M. . “Dull, Unimaginative, and Extremely Limited” Becomes Modern Public Economics. History of Economics Society Annual Conference, Duke University.
  • Johnson, M., & Ballard, C. L. . Computable General Equilibrium Models as Applied Economics. History of Political Economy Conference, Raleigh, NC.
  • Johnson, M. . Wicksell, Pareto and Public Choice. Allied Social Science Association, San Francisco.
  • Robson, D. A., Taengnoi Siemers, S., & Johnson, M. . The Gender Gap in Economics: A Meta Analysis. Western Economic Association International 86th Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.
  • Robson, D. A., Johnson, M., & Taengnoi Siemers, S. . It's Not Who or How, But What is Taught: An Apologia for Poor Perfomance in Economics. Allied Social Science Association, San Fransisco, CA.
Professional Presentations:
    Awards and Honors:
      Contracts and Grants:
      • Economics in Transition (Albania) U.S. State Department, Fulbright Program External .
      • Lecturing in Public Finance Fulbright Program, CIES External .