Economics
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Noel D Johnson

Noel D Johnson

Noel D Johnson

Associate Professor

Economic history, public economics, and new institutional economics

Noel D. Johnson received his Ph.D. from Washington University in St. Louis. His primary research interests are in the fields of Economic History, Public Economics, and New Institutional Economics.

Selected Publications

2015     Franck, R. and Johnson, N. D. (2015). Can public policies lower religiosity? Evidence from school choice in France, 1878-1902. The Economic History Review, (Forthcoming)
 
2015     Anderson, R. W., Johnson, N. D., and Koyama, M. (2015). Jewish persecutions and weather shocks: 1100-1800. The Economic Journal, (Forthcoming)
 
2015     Johnson, N. D., Koyama, M., and Nye, J. V. C. (2015). Establishing a new order: The growth of the state and the decline of witch trials in France. In Greif, A., Kiesling, L., and Nye, J. V. C., editors, Institutions, Innovation, and Industrialization. Princeton University Press
 
2014     Johnson, N. D. and Koyama, M. (2014b). Taxes, lawyers, and the decline of witch trials in France. Journal of Law & Economics, 57(1)
 
2014     Johnson, N. D. and Koyama, M. (2014a). Tax farming and the origins of state capacity in England and France. Explorations in Economic History, 51:1-20 (Lead
Article
 
2015     Johnson, N. D., Koyama, M., and Nye, J. V. C. (2015). Establishing a new order: The growth of the state and the decline of witch trials in France. In Greif, A., Kiesling, L., and Nye, J. V. C., editors, Institutions, Innovation, and Industrialization. Princeton University Press
 
2014  Johnson, N. D., Ruger, W., Sorens, J., and Yamarik, S. (2014). Corruption, regulation, and growth: An empirical study of the United States. Economics of Governance, 15(1):51-69 
 
2014     Franck, R., Johnson, N. D., and Nye, J. V. C. (2014). From internal taxes to national regulation: Evidence from a French wine tax reform at the turn of the twentieth century. Explorations in Economic History, 51:77-93
 
2013     Johnson, N. D. and Koyama, M. (2013). Legal centralization and the birth of the secular state. Journal of Comparative Economics, 41(4):959-978 (Lead Article)
 
2012     Johnson, N. D. and Mislin, A. (2012). How much should we trust the world values survey trust question? Economics Letters, 116:110-112
 
2011     Johnson, N. D. and Mislin, A. (2011). Trust games: A meta-analysis. Journal of Economic Psychology, 32:865-889
 
2011     Johnson, N. D. and Nye, J. V. C. (2011). Does fortune favor dragons? Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 78(1-2)
 
2011     Johnson, N. D., Lafountain, C. L., and Yamarik, S. (2011). Corruption is bad for growth (even in the United States). Public Choice, 147(3-4):377-393
 
 
2015     Johnson, N. D., Koyama, M., and Nye, J. V. C. (2015). Establishing a new order: The growth of the state and the decline of witch trials in France. In Greif, A., Kiesling, L., and Nye, J. V. C., editors, Institutions, Innovation, and Industrialization. Princeton University Press