Faculty Bio

Paul Johnson

Professor of Economics and Chair of Economics

Ph.D. 1989 Economics, Stanford University

B.Econ. 1982 Economic Statistics, University of Queensland

Paul Johnson joined the Vassar faculty in 1995.  He teaches macroeconomics and econometrics. His primary research interests are the empirics of economic growth.

Recent Publications

“Mixture Models, Convergence Clubs and Polarization,” 2010, with Maria Grazia Pittau and Roberto Zelli, Review of Income and Wealth, 56:102-22.

“The Solow Residual,” in The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, online edition, edited by Steven N. Durlauf and Lawrence E. Blume, Palgrave Macmillan (Basingstoke and New York), 2010.

“The Econometrics of Convergence” with Steven Durlauf and Jonathan Temple, in The Palgrave Handbook of Econometrics Vol. 2, Applied Econometrics, edited by Terence C. Mills and Kerry Patterson, Palgrave Macmillan, 2009

“Growth Empirics: Methods and Evidence” with Steven Durlauf and Jonathan Temple, in The Palgrave Handbook of Econometrics Vol. 2, Applied Econometrics, edited by Terence C. Mills and Kerry Patterson, Palgrave Macmillan, 2009

“Convergence,” with Steven Durlauf, in The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, 2nd edition, edited by Steven N. Durlauf and Lawrence E. Blume, Palgrave Macmillan (Basingstoke and New York), 2008.

“Empirical Regularities in Economic Growth,” with Steven Durlauf, in The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, 2nd edition, edited by Steven N. Durlauf and Lawrence E. Blume, Palgrave Macmillan (Basingstoke and New York), 2008.

“Trevor Swan,” in The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, 2nd edition, edited by Steven N. Durlauf and Lawrence E. Blume, Palgrave Macmillan (Basingstoke and New York), 2008.

“Is it Really the Fisher Effect?,” 2006,  Applied Economics Letters, 13:201-6.

“A Continuous State Space Approach to 'Convergence by Parts',” 2005, Economics Letters, 86:317-21.

“Growth Econometrics,” 2005, with Steven Durlauf and Jonathan Temple, Handbook of Economic Growth, edited by P. Aghion and S.N. Durlauf, North-Holland: Elsevier.