Louis Johnston


Louis Johnston is a professor at CSB|SJU and specializes in macroeconomics, economic history, and the connections between economic policy and economic history. His most recent projects focus on analyzing the evolution of Minnesota’s economy and how Minnesota became “above average” over the past 60 years. Louis Johnston is especially interested in the intersection among economic theory, economic policy, and economic history.

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.  MinnPost

Contributor to textbooks:
Robert Frank and Ben Bernanke, Principles of Economics, McGraw-Hill/Irwin, 2009 and 2012 (4th and 5th editions).
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 (also a professor at CSB/SJU) and his children, Olivia and John. Besides family and economics, his passions are history, music (especially big band jazz) and trains.

Learn more about Louis’ work by visiting his website http://www.louisjohnston.com.

Other work available here.