Robert Johnson

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Robert Johnson "serves on the Boards of the Democracy Alliance, The Institute for Americas Future, and the Brennan Center for Justice. He was formerly a partner in Impact Artist Management and President of Bottled MaJic Music, a recording label and music publishing enterprise. Dr. Johnson served as a managing director of Soros Fund Management; he’s also worked as Chief Economist for the Senate Banking and Budget Committees." [1]

"Dr. Robert A. Johnson is the Executive Director of the newly created Institute for New Economic Thinking, backed by George Soros. He serves on the United Nations Commission of Experts on International Monetary Reform under the Chairmanship of Joseph Stiglitz. He is also the Director of Economic Policy for the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute (FERI) in New York. Dr. Johnson was previously a managing director at Soros Fund Management where he managed a global currency, bond and equity portfolio specializing in emerging markets. Prior to that time, Dr. Johnson was a managing director of Bankers Trust Company managing a global currency fund. He also served as Chief Economist of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee under the leadership of Chairman William Proxmire (D. Wisconsin) and before that, he was Senior Economist of the U.S. Senate Budget Committee under the leadership of Chairman Pete Domenici (R. New Mexico).

 Dr. Johnson received a Ph.D. and an M.A. in Economics from Princeton University. He received a B.S. in both Electrical Engineering and Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)." [2]


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  1. Robert Johnson, Economic Policy Institute, accessed October 20, 2009.
  2. Capital Institute Board, organizational web page, accessed January 11, 2013.