Marianne Johnson


  • 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 currently a Distinguished Professor of Economics at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. She has held the Oshkosh Corporation Endowed Professorship and the Edward M. Penson Professorship. Her research focuses on topics in economics education as well as the history of public economics and public choice. Her work has been published in the Journal of Economic Literature, Public Choice, History of Political Economy, Journal of the History of Economic Thought, the American Journal of Economics and Sociology, and the Journal of Economic Education. Dr. Johnson was a Fulbright Scholar to Albania (2018) and to Estonia (2015); she also spent a semester teaching at the Hochschule Osnabruck in Germany. She has taught for shorter periods in Senegal, Peru, and China. She currently serves as the campus Fulbright Program Officer. Dr. Johnson received her PhD from Michigan State University and her undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota.
Conference Presentations:
  • Johnson, M., & Desmarais-Tremblay, M. . Who Pays the Taxes: Richard Musgrave and Quantifying the Tax Burden. THETS Annual Conference, Grenoble, France.
  • Johnson, M., Gomez Betancourt, R., & Bankovsky, M. . Abortion and family limitation during the U.S. Progressive era: The analysis of Charlotte Perkins Gilman and Irving Fisher. International Association of Feminist Economics, Capetown, South Africa.
  • Johnson, M. . On Editors and Reviewers as Umpires: The Impact of Ursula K. Hicks. History of Economics Society Annual Conference, Vancouver, BC.
  • Johnson, M., & Desmarias-Tremblay, M. . Who Pays the Taxes? Richard Musgrave and the Distribution of the Tax Burden. European Society for the History of Economic Thought, Leiges, Belgium.
  • Johnson, M., & Desmarais-Tremblay, M. . Richard A. Musgrave, Quantifying the Tax Burden, and the Necessity of Calculation. History of Recent Economics (HISRECO), Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • Johnson, M. . From Revenue to Social Policy. History of Economics Society Annual Conference, Minneapolis.
  • Johnson, M. . Classical Liberalism and Optimism: James M. Buchanan and Elinor Ostrom. Public Choice Society Annual Conference, Nashville, TN.
  • Johnson, M. . Taxation in the Progressive Era: From Revenue to Social Policy. History of Economics Society Annual Meeting, Utrecht, the Netherlands.
  • Johnson, M., & Robson, D. A. . Women and Economics of the Franchise in Sweden. Women, Economics and History - Diversity within Europe, Maison des sciences économiques, Paris, France.
  • Johnson, M. . Elinor Ostrom: Case Studies, an Academic Career, and a Nobel Prize. History of Political Economy Conference, Duke University (Virtual).
  • Johnson, M. . Wicksell, Myrdal and Swedish Intellectual Thought on Inequality. Global Inequality Conference, Aarhus, Denmark (Virtal).
  • Johnson, M. . Elinor Ostrom on Working Together. Invited Lecture Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris (Virtual).
  • 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.
  • 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:
    • College of Business Outstanding Faculty Award (2022, May 6) College of Business.
    • Dean's Excellence Award (2021, May 5) College of Business, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.
    • J. Ben Arbaugh Excellence in Business and Economics Education Research Award (2020, May) College of Business.
    • Journal of Economic Issues Editor's Choice Award (2015, December 15) Association for Evolutionary Economics, Journal of Economic Issues.
    • Thrivent Professorship (2011, May 1) College of Business.
    • Edward M. Penson Faculty Award (2008, May 27) University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.
    • Oshkosh Corporation Endowed Professorship (2007, July 10) Oshkosh Corporation Endowed Professorship.
    Contracts and Grants:
    • Economics in Transition (Albania) U.S. State Department, Fulbright Program External .
    • Lecturing in Public Finance (Estonia) U.S. State Department, Fulbright Program External .