Johnson was one of the most prolific economists of his generation, publishing many works that advanced the frontier of economic science, most notably in international and monetary economics theory. Some of his contributions to the theory of tariffs and the monetary approach to the balance of payments have been standard readings for graduate students in economics worldwide. He also wrote many more rhetorical works aimed at the general public and policymakers. In his policy-oriented writings, he was a staunch defender of personal freedom and markets.
He retained a lifelong interest in Canadian economic policies and often criticized the country's nationalist and interventionist policies, as is evidenced by his collection of papers in The Canadian Quandary. As an editor of economics journals - especially the prestigious Journal of Political Economy - he influenced strongly the nature and quality of economics research.
Author HERBERT G. GRUBEL
Shawnadithit grew anxious waiting for her uncle, Longnon, to return to camp at the junction of Badger Brook and the Exploits River, deep in the wilds of Newfoundland...