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Andrew Johnston

Professional Title: 
Assistant Professor
COB1 384
  • Public, labor, and applied econometrics
Research Interests: 
  • Unemployment Insurance
  • Teacher Labor Markets 
  • American Poverty
  • Pensions
  • Family Structure

Andrew C. Johnston is an Assistant Professor of Economics at University of California, Merced and a research affiliate of IZA and JPAL-NA. His primary interests are in public economics and labor, with a focus on American poverty. His research examines the effects of unemployment insurance on the labor market, as well as how to improve the quality of public schools to furnish broad opportunity. His work has been published in the Journal of Political Economy, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, and the Journal of Human Resources. He received his Ph.D. in Applied Economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He lives in Merced with his wife and children.