- Board Member
Manuel Johnson is a member of the Mercatus Center's Board of Directors.
From 1977 to 1994, Dr. Johnson was a professor of economics at the university, where he held the Koch Chair in International Economics. On the Board of Visitors, he is chair of the EEO and Affirmative Action Committee and a member of Finance and Resource Development and the Faculty and Academic Standards Committees.
Dr. Johnson is cochairman and senior partner in the consulting firm of Johnson Smick International, Inc., which provides information services on economic and political policy changes that affect global financial markets. He came to this position from the Federal Reserve System, where he was vice chairman of the board of governors. Before that, he was assistant secretary of the treasury from 1982 to 1986 and deputy assistant secretary from 1981 to 1982. He was presented with the Treasury Department's Alexander Hamilton Award, its highest honor.
Dr. Johnson has written or cowritten five books and more than 50 articles on political economy and public policy. He also edited a professional journal and served on two presidential commissions.
Dr. Johnson earned a BS in economics cum laude from Troy State University and an MS and a PhD in economics from Florida State University.