D. Gale Johnson

Economist, Person

1916 –


Who is D. Gale Johnson?

D. Gale Johnson was an American economist and an expert on Russia and China. Among other notable contributions to economics, Johnson was the first to conclude that the strength of the industry depends on how the market worked and not as much on government actions. Johnson was Chairman of the department of economics at the University of Chicago and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. He was also a fellow of the American Agricultural Economics Association and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The New York Times called him "a pioneer in agricultural economics". The University of Chicago called him "one of the world’s most eminent researchers of agricultural and development economics". The National Academies Press called him "a scholar of exceptional breadth who made original and important contributions to economics and to public policy".

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Jul 10, 1916
  • University of Chicago
Dec 31, 1969

on July 23, 2013


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