Ryan Johnson

Senior Lecturer in Economics
Ryan Johnson

McClelland Hall 430MM
1130 East Helen Street 
P.O. Box 210108 
Tucson, Arizona 85721-0108 

Areas of Expertise

Labor arbitration
Law and economics
Economic history

Ryan Johnson joined the Eller College of Management in 2015. Before that he was an Associate Professor at Southern Virginia University. He earned his PhD in Economics from the University of Arizona in 2002. His scholarly interests include Labor Arbitration, Law and Economics, and Economic History. 


  • ECON 300 Microeconomic Analysis for Business Decisions
  • ECON 338 Law and Economics
  • ECON 382 Labor and Public Policy
  • ECON 551 Business Strategy

Selected Publications

  • "Striking at the Roots of Crime: The Impact of Social Welfare Spending on Crime During the Great Depression," Journal of Law and Economics, 2010, 53 (November): 715-740 (with P. Fishback and S. Kantor)


  • PhD in Economics, University of Arizona, 2002