Noel D. Johnson

George Mason University - Department of Economics

Assistant Professor

4400 University Drive

Fairfax, VA 22030

United States

Mercatus Center at George Mason University

Research Fellow

3434 Washington Blvd., 4th Floor

Arlington, VA 22201

United States

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Scholarly Papers (24)

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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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

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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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
George Mason University - Department of Economics, 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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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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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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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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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