Professor - Political Science

Office: 541-737-6243

Bexell Hall

Bexell Hall 339

2251 SW Campus Way

2251 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

PhD: London School of Economics (2011), European Political Economy

Masters (of Research): London School of Economics (2007), European Political Economy

Undergraduate: University of Washington (2005), Economics, European Studies and Swedish Studies

Additional Information: 

Personal Website (you can find my most updated CV here, as well as syllabi for all my courses)

Google Scholar Page




Profile Field Tabs

Affiliated with: 
School of Public Policy
Courses Taught: 
  • PS 300: Research Methods (for undergraduates)
  • PS 341: European and EU Politics
  • PS 342: The Politics of Corruption
  • PS 354: International Organizations and Global Politics
  • PPOL 522: Quantitative Methods for Public Policy Analysis (for Masters Students)
  • PPOL 622: Advanced Policy Analysis (empirical modeling with time series and panel data - for advanced Masters students and PhD students)
Research/Career Interests: 

I am a political economist, whose research agenda lies at the intersection of comparative and international political economy.  The topics I have published on include European and EU politics, European monetary integration, economic and financial crises, sovereign risk and credit ratings, welfare states and labor markets, housing markets and household debt, growth models and the politics of organized labor (with a focus on general strikes).


My Publications


Journal Article

Johnston, AL, R Hancké, and S Pant. Comparative Institutional Advantage In Europe’s Sovereign Debt Crisis. Comparative Political Studies 48.6 (2015): n. pag. Print. Comparative Political Studies.


Journal Article

Johnston, AL et al. Sharing The Rewards, Dividing The Costs? The Electoral Consequences Of Social Pacts And Legislative Reform In Western Europe. West European Politics West European Politics (2014): 1 - 22. Print. West European Politics West European Politics.


Journal Article

Johnston, AL, and Nicholas Barr. Student Loan Reform, Interest Subsidies And Costly Technicalities: Lessons From The Uk Experience. Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management 35.2 (2013): 167 - 178. Print. Journal Of Higher Education Policy And Management.


Journal Article

PhD Faculty
MPP Core Faculty
MPP Faculty
SPP Concentration: 
International Policy
Social Policy
SPP Program: 
Political Science