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Alison Johnston

Alison JohnstonAlison Johnston
Assistant Professor
Comparative Political Economy
Phone: (541) 737-6243
Office: 300B Gilkey





Full Vita (pdf)


Teaching Resources

Areas of Interest

  • Political Economy and Comparative Politics
  • Public Economics and the Public Sector
  • European Economic and Political Integration
  • Higher Education Policy
  • Comparative Politics of Sectoral Labor Markets
  • Industrial Relations


  • PhD, European Political Economy, London School of Economics and Political Science, 2011
  • MSc (Research), European Political Economy, London School of Economics and Political Science, 2007
  • BSc & BA, Economics, European Studies, and Swedish Studies, University of Washington, 2005

Professional Experience

  • 2011 - Present, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Oregon State University
  • 2008- 2011, Graduate Teaching Instructor, Department of Mathematics, University College London 
  • 2007-2008, Researcher in Higher Education Finance, Russell Group of Universities, London, UK

Select Publications (with replication files only)

  • Hamann, K., Johnston AL, Katsanidou, A., Kelly, J., and Pollock, P.  (forthcoming, 2015) “Sharing the Rewards but Dividing the Costs?: The Electoral Consequences of Social Pacts and Legislative Reform in Western Europe” West European Politics.
  • Johnston AL, Hancké, R, and Pant, S. (forthcoming, 2015) “Comparative Institutional Advantage in Europe’s Sovereign Debt Crisis”.  Comparative Political Studies. 48(6)
  • Hamann, K., Johnston, AL, and Kelly, J. (Forthcoming, 2013) "Striking Concessions from Governments: Explaining the Success of General Strikes in Western Europe, 1980-2009." Comparative Politics.

  • Kelly, J., Hamann, K., and Johnston AL. (Forthcoming, 2013) “Unions Against Governments: Explaining General Strikes in Western Europe, 1980-2006”. Comparative Political Studies. Vol. 46(9) 
  • Johnson AL, and Barr, N. (forthcoming 2013) "Student Loan Reform, Interest Subsidies and Costly Technicalities: Lessons from the UK Experience," Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management. Vol. 35.
  • Johnston AL (2012) “European Economic and Monetary Union's Perverse Effects on Sectoral Wage Inflation: Negative Feedback Effects from Institutional Change?”. European Union Politics.  Vol. 13, No. 3: 345-366.