Noel D. Johnson

George Mason University - Department of Economics

Assistant Professor

4400 University Drive

Fairfax, VA 22030

United States

George Mason University - Mercatus Center

Research Fellow

3434 Washington Blvd., 4th Floor

Arlington, VA 22201

United States

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Jewish Persecutions and Weather Shocks: 1100-1800

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 13-06
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 06 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 02 Jan 2014
Warren Anderson, Noel D. Johnson and Mark Koyama
University of Michigan at Dearborn, George Mason University - Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Political Economy, State Capacity, Expulsions, Jewish History, Climate

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The Economic Impact of the Black Death

Number of pages: 52
Remi Jedwab, Noel D. Johnson and Mark Koyama
George Washington University - Department of Economics, George Mason University - Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Pandemics; Black Death; Institutions; Cities; Urbanization; Malthusian Theory; Demography; Long-Run Growth; Middle Ages; Europe; Asia

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Taxes, Lawyers, and the Decline of Witch Trials in France

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 11-47
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 06 Nov 2011 Last Revised: 04 Sep 2012
Noel D. Johnson and Mark Koyama
George Mason University - Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Rule of Law, Witchcraft, France, Institutions, Fiscal Capacity, Legal Capacity

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How Much Should We Trust the World Values Survey Trust Question?

Economics Letters, Vol. 116, No. 2, 2012, GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 11-44
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 03 Oct 2011 Last Revised: 04 Sep 2012
Noel D. Johnson and Alexandra Mislin
George Mason University - Department of Economics and American University - Kogod School of Business
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Trust, Trust Game, World Values Survey, Cross-Cultural Experiments

Pandemics, Places, and Populations: Evidence from the Black Death

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 19-04
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 12 Feb 2019
Remi Jedwab, Noel D. Johnson and Mark Koyama
George Washington University - Department of Economics, George Mason University - Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Pandemics; Black Death; Mortality; Path Dependence; Cities; Urbanization; Malthusian Theory; Migration; Growth; Europe

Pandemics, Places, and Populations: Evidence from the Black Death

CESifo Working Paper No. 7524
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 28 Feb 2019
Remi Jedwab, Noel D. Johnson and Mark Koyama
George Washington University - Department of Economics, George Mason University - Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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pandemics, Black Death, mortality, path dependence, cities, urbanization, Malthusian theory, migration, growth, Europe

Pandemics, Places, and Populations: Evidence from the Black Death

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP13523
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 19 Feb 2019
Remi Jedwab, Noel D. Johnson and Mark Koyama
George Washington University - Department of Economics, George Mason University - Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Black Death, cities, growth, Malthusian Theory. Migration, path dependence, Urbanization

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Bones, Bacteria and Break Points: The Heterogeneous Spatial Effects of the Black Death and Long-Run Growth

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 16-30
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 24 Jun 2016 Last Revised: 31 Jul 2016
Remi Jedwab, Noel D. Johnson and Mark Koyama
George Washington University - Department of Economics, George Mason University - Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Urban Reset; Path Dependence; Multiple Equilibria; Urbanization, Cities, Black Death, Epidemics, Mortality, Little Divergence, Long-Run Growth

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Legal Centralization and the Birth of the Secular State

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 12-48
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 22 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 02 Aug 2013
Noel D. Johnson and Mark Koyama
George Mason University - Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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State Capacity, Religion, Secularization, Heresy, Legal Capacity, France

The Effects of Land Redistribution: Evidence from the French Revolution

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 17-29
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 07 Sep 2017
Theresa Finley, Raphael Franck and Noel D. Johnson
Susquehanna University, Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Institutions, Property Rights, French Revolution, Coase Theorem

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Negative Shocks and Mass Persecutions: Evidence from the Black Death

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 17-12
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 10 Mar 2017 Last Revised: 18 Mar 2017
Remi Jedwab, Noel D. Johnson and Mark Koyama
George Washington University - Department of Economics, George Mason University - Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Ethnic Conflict; Religious Conflict; Minorities; Persecutions, Massacres, Libels, Black Death, Jewish Economic History, Middle Ages, Epidemics, Cities, Trade

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Establishing a New Order: The Growth of the State and the Decline of Witch Trials in France

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 11-43
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 03 Oct 2011
Noel D. Johnson, Mark Koyama and John V. Nye
George Mason University - Department of Economics, George Mason University - Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Economic History, Fiscal Capacity, France, Witchcraft, Legal Capacity

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Jewish Communities and City Growth in Preindustrial Europe

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 16-22
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 14 May 2016 Last Revised: 28 Mar 2017
Noel D. Johnson and Mark Koyama
George Mason University - Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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The State, Toleration, and Religious Freedom

Advances in the Economics of Religion, Edited by Iyer, Rubin and Carvalho. Palgrave, 2018, GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 18-18
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 18 Jun 2018 Last Revised: 01 Jul 2018
Noel D. Johnson and Mark Koyama
George Mason University - Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Religion, State Capacity, Rule of Law, Toleration

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Tax Farming and the Origins of State Capacity in England and France

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 12-49
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 17 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 02 Aug 2013
Noel D. Johnson and Mark Koyama
George Mason University - Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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State Capacity, Standardization, Tax Farming, France, England, Transaction Costs

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Taxes, National Identity, and Nation Building: Evidence from France

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 15-33
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 13 Apr 2015 Last Revised: 15 May 2015
Noel D. Johnson
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Culture, Institutions, State Capacity, Economic Development

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Corruption, Regulation, and Growth: An Empirical Study of the United States

Economics of Governance, Forthcoming, GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 13-21
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 19 Jul 2013 Last Revised: 17 Sep 2013
George Mason University - Department of Economics, Texas State University, San Marcos, Dartmouth College - Department of Government and California State University, Long Beach - Department of Economics
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Corruption, U.S. States, Growth, Regulation

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Fiscal Federalism in Bosnia-Herzegovina: The Dayton Challenge

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 1714
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Noel D. Johnson
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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National Governance, Banks & Banking Reform, Public Sector Economics, Municipal Financial Management, Environmental Economics & Policies

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From Internal Taxes to National Regulation: Evidence from a French Wine Tax Reform at the turn of the Twentieth Century

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 10-21
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 21 Aug 2010 Last Revised: 17 Sep 2013
Raphael Franck, Noel D. Johnson and John V. Nye
Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Department of Economics, George Mason University - Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Regulation, State and Local Taxation, Markets

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The Cost of Credibility: The Company of General Farms and Fiscal Stagnation in Eighteenth Century France

Essays in Business and Economic History, Vol. 24, pp. 16-28, 2006
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 07 Jan 2008
Noel D. Johnson
George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Economic History, France, Old Regime

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Investing in Institutions

Economics & Politics, Vol. 22, Issue 3, pp. 419-445, November 2010
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 04 Oct 2010
Ryan A. Compton, Daniel Giedeman and Noel D. Johnson
University of Manitoba, Grand Valley State University - Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Can Public Policies Lower Religiosity? Evidence from School Choice in France, 1878–1902

The Economic History Review, Vol. 69, Issue 3, pp. 915-944, 2016
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 20 Jul 2016
Raphael Franck and Noel D. Johnson
Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Medieval Cities Through the Lens of Urban Economic Theories

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP14828
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 03 Jun 2020
Remi Jedwab, Noel D. Johnson and Mark Koyama
George Washington University - Department of Economics, George Mason University - Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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Agglomeration effects, Asia, City Growth, Europe, Food Surplus Hypothesis, institutions, LaborMobility, Medieval Era, Pandemics, Urbanization

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Does Fortune Favor Dragons?

Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Vol. 78, Nos. 1-2, 2011
Posted: 04 Nov 2010 Last Revised: 20 Mar 2012
Noel D. Johnson and John V. Nye
George Mason University - Department of Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics

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Family Planning, Human Capital, Superstition, Preference Formation

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Trust Games: A Meta-Analysis

Journal of Economic Psychology, Vol. 32, No. 5, 2011
Posted: 04 Nov 2010 Last Revised: 20 Mar 2012
Noel D. Johnson and Alexandra Mislin
George Mason University - Department of Economics and American University - Kogod School of Business

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Trust, Trust Game, Meta-Analysis, Cross-Cultural Experiments

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War! What is it Good for?

BE Press: Peace Economics, Peace Science, and Public Policy, Vol. 16, No. 1
Posted: 01 Apr 2009 Last Revised: 20 Mar 2012
Ryan A. Compton, Noel D. Johnson and Steven Yamarik
University of Manitoba, George Mason University - Department of Economics and California State University, Long Beach - Department of Economics

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Conflict, War, Growth

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Corruption is Bad for Growth (Even in the United States)

Public Choice, Vol. 147, Nos. 3-4, 2011
Posted: 04 Nov 2008 Last Revised: 20 Mar 2012
Noel D. Johnson, Courtney LaFountain and Steven Yamarik
George Mason University - Department of Economics, Government Accountability Office (GAO) and California State University, Long Beach - Department of Economics

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corruption, investment, economic growth

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Fiscal Crisis and Institutional Change in the Ottoman Empire and France

The Journal of Economic History, Vol. 69, pp. 809-845, 2009
Posted: 24 Feb 2008 Last Revised: 20 Mar 2012
Eliana Balla and Noel D. Johnson
Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond and George Mason University - Department of Economics

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Tax Farming, Economic History, Early-Modern France, Ottoman Empire

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Banking on the King: The Evolution of the Royal Revenue Farms in France

Journal of Economic History, Vol. 66, No. 4, December 2006
Posted: 07 Jan 2008
Noel D. Johnson
George Mason University - Department of Economics

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Economic History, France, New Institutional Economics