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David Johnson is professor of economics at Wilfrid Laurier University. He has an ongoing appointment as C.D. Howe Institute Education Policy Scholar.
His teaching is in macroeconomics. He is co-author with Olivier Blanchard of Macroeconomics: Fifth Canadian Edition, an intermediate macroeconomics text as well as Macroeconomics, 6th American Edition.
Johnson received his undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto in 1978. He received his Masters degree from the University of Western Ontario and his PhD from Harvard University. David worked for 2 years at the Bank of Canada and has been a visitor at the National Bureau of Economic Research, the University of Cambridge and a Fulbright Scholar at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Research Interests / Ongoing Projects
Johnson has written on Canada's international debts, the determination of the Canada-United States exchange rate and on monetary and fiscal policy in Canada and around the world. His more recent research studies elementary school test results in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia.
Awards and Achievements
2008 Fulbright Visiting Scholar, University of California, Santa Barbara.
2006 My book Signposts of Success: Interpreting Ontario’s Elementary School Tests Scores was one of five finalists for the Donner Prize for the best book on Canadian public policy published in 2005.
1978 Governor General’s Medal for Highest Standing in the Social Sciences at Trinity College, University of Toronto.
Student Opportunities / Supervising
I regularly supervise Major Research Projects in the Masters of Arts in Business Economics program at Wilfrid Laurier University.
Macroeconomics, Fifth Canadian Edition with Olivier Blanchard. Toronto: Pearson, 2014.