October 30, 2014

Joe Farry Professor Louis Johnston named Growth & Justice Policy Fellow

Paul Anton, Louis Johnston Named G&J Policy Fellows
By: Growth & Justice
We are pleased to announce the addition of two highly respected Minnesota economists to our team of Policy Fellows. They are Paul Anton, chief economist for Anton Economics and formerly a top adviser to several of Minnesota’s largest banks, including the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis; and Louis Johnston, associate professor of economics at the College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University, and also the Joseph P. Farry professor in the Eugene J. McCarthy Center for Public Policy and Civic Engagement. Anton’s areas of expertise include benefit-cost and return-on-investment analysis, economic impact analysis, and urban planning and land use studies. Johnston’s specialties include the evolution of Minnesota’s economy and the history of the U.S. economy before 1930. Both have been widely published over many years in economic journals and the news media. Anton serves on the Council of Economic Advisers for the state of Minnesota and Johnston is a frequent contributor of commentary and expert analysis to MinnPost and other Minnesota media.