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Priest of Prosperity
Juliet Johnson, Priests of Prosperity: How Central Bankers Transformed the Postcommunist World (Cornell University Press 2016). Part of the Cornell Studies in Money series. Winner of the 2017 Davis Center Book Prize in Political and Social Studies, the 2017 Ed A Hewett Book Prize, the 2017 Marshall Shulman Book Prize, and the 2017 CPSA Prize in International Relations. The Davis Center Book Prize in Political and Social Studies, sponsored by the Kathryn W. and Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University, is awarded annually for an outstanding monograph published on Russia, Eurasia, or Eastern Europe in anthropology, political science, sociology, or geography in the previous calendar year. The Ed A Hewett Book Prize, sponsored by the University of Michigan Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, is awarded annually for an outstanding monograph on the political economy of Russia, Eurasia and/or Eastern Europe, published in the previous year. The Marshall D. Shulman Book Prize, sponsored by the Harriman Institute of Columbia University, is awarded annually for an outstanding monograph dealing with the international relations, foreign policy, or foreign-policy decision-making of any of the states of the former Soviet Union or Eastern Europe published the previous year. The Canadian Political Science Association Prize in International Relations is awarded biennially to the best book published, in English or in French, in the field of international relations. Shortlisted for the 2016/17 Donner Prize, the award for the best public policy book by a Canadian.

Juliet Johnson, A Fistful of Rubles: The Rise and Fall of the Russian Banking System (Cornell University Press 2000).

Juliet Johnson, Marietta Stepaniants, and Benjamin Forest, ed., Religion and Identity in Modern Russia: The Revival of Orthodoxy and Islam (Ashgate 2005). Part of the Post-Soviet Politics series.

Journal Articles:

Dóra Piroska, Yuliya Gorelkina, and Juliet Johnson, "Macroprudential Policy on an Uneven Playing Field: Supranational Regulation and Domestic Politics in the EU's Dependent Market Economies," JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies, 59:3 (2021): 497-517.

Juliet Johnson and Olga Malinova, "Символическая политика как предмет political science и Russian studies: Исследования политического использования прошлого в постсоветской России [Symbolic politics in political science and Russian studies: Research on the political uses of the past in post-Soviet Russia]," Политическая наука [Political Science] 2 (2020): 15-41.

Juliet Johnson, Vincent Arel-Bundock, and Vladislav Portniaguine, "Adding Rooms onto a House We Love: Central Banking after the Global Financial Crisis," Public Administration, 97:3 (2019): 546-560.

Benjamin Forest and Juliet Johnson, "Confederate Monuments and the Problem of Forgetting," Cultural Geographies, 26:1 (2019): 127-131.

Juliet Johnson and David Woodruff, "Currency Crises in Post-Soviet Russia," Russian Review, 76:4 (2017): 612-634.

Juliet Johnson and Seçkin Köstem, “Frustrated Leadership: Russia’s Economic Alternative to the West,” Global Policy 7:2 (2016): 207-16.

Juliet Johnson and Andrew Barnes, “Financial Nationalism and its International Enablers: The Hungarian Experience,” Review of International Political Economy 22:3 (2015): 535-569.

Juliet Johnson, Daniel Mügge, Leonard Seabrooke, Cornelia Woll, Ilene Grabel, and Kevin P. Gallagher, “The Future of International Political Economy: Introduction to the 20th Anniversary Issue of RIPE,” Review of International Political Economy 20:4 (2013): 1009-1023.

Benjamin Forest and Juliet Johnson, “Security and Atonement: Controlling Access to the World Trade Center Memorial,” Cultural Geographies 20:3 (2013): 405-411.

Benjamin Forest and Juliet Johnson, “Monumental Politics: Regime Type and Public Memory in Post-Communist States,” Post-Soviet Affairs 27:3 (2011): 269-288.

Rachel Epstein and Juliet Johnson, “Uneven Integration: Economic and Monetary Union in Central and Eastern Europe,” Journal of Common Market Studies 48:5 (2010): 1237-1260.

Juliet Johnson, “The Remains of Conditionality: The Faltering Enlargement of the Euro Zone,” Journal of European Public Policy 15:6 (2008): 826-841. Reprinted in Rachel Epstein and Uli Sedelmeier, eds., International Influence beyond Conditionality: Postcommunist Europe after EU Enlargement (Routledge 2009).

Juliet Johnson, “Forbidden Fruit: Russia’s Uneasy Relationship with the US Dollar,” Review of International Political Economy 15:3 (2008): 379-398.

Juliet Johnson, “Two-Track Diffusion and Central Bank Embeddedness: The Politics of Euro Adoption in Hungary and the Czech Republic,” Review of International Political Economy 13:3 (2006): 361-386. Reprinted in Mitchell Orenstein, Steve Bloom, and Nicole Lindstrom, eds. Transnational Actors in Central and East European Transitions (University of Pittsburgh Press 2008).

Juliet Johnson, “Postcommunist Central Banks: A Democratic Deficit?” Journal of Democracy 17:1 (2006): 90-103.

Benjamin Forest, Juliet Johnson, and Karen Till. “Post-Totalitarian National Identity: Public Memory in Germany and Russia,” Social and Cultural Geography 5:3 (2004): 357-380.

Benjamin Forest and Juliet Johnson, “Unraveling the Threads of History: Soviet-Era Monuments and Post-Soviet National Identity in Moscow,” The Annals of the Association of American Geographers 92:3 (2002): 524-547.

Juliet Johnson, “Path Contingency in Postcommunist Transformations,” Comparative Politics 33:3 (2001): 253-274.

Juliet Johnson, “Russia’s Emerging Financial-Industrial Groups,” Post-Soviet Affairs 13:4 (1997): 333-365.

Juliet Johnson, “Banking in Russia: Shadows of the Past,” Problems of Post-Communism 43:3 (1996): 49-59.

Juliet Johnson, “The Russian Banking System: Institutional Responses to the Market Transition,” Europe-Asia Studies 46:6 (1994): 971-995.

Juliet Johnson, “Should Russia Adopt the Chinese Model of Economic Reform?” Communist and Post-Communist Studies 27:1 (1994): 59-75.

Book Chapters, Working Papers, and Shorter Scholarly Articles:

Juliet Johnson, “The Central Bank of Russia: From Central Planning to Inflation Targeting,” in Peter Conti-Brown and Rosa Lastra, ed., Research Handbook on Central Banking (Edward Elgar, 2018).

Juliet Johnson, “Europe’s Monetary Union in Crisis,” in Rohinton Medhora and Dane Rowlands, eds, Crisis and Reform: Canada and the International Financial System, Volume 28 of Canada among Nations (Centre for International Governance Innovation, 2014): 17.

Juliet Johnson, “Russia: International Monetary Reform and Currency Internationalization,” Paper #4, series on The BRICS and Asia, Currency Internationalization and International Monetary Reform, Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), Asian Development Bank, and Hong Kong Institute for Monetary Research, June 2013, 1-27.

Rachel Epstein and Juliet Johnson, “The Czech Republic and Poland: The Limits of Europeanization,” in Kenneth Dyson and Martin Marcussen, Central Banks in the Age of the Euro: Europeanization, Convergence, and Power (Oxford University Press, 2009): 221-240.

Juliet Johnson, “Transplanting Institutions: Central Bank Independence in the Post-Communist World,” Symposium on Transplanting Institutions, APSA Comparative Politics Newsletter 19:2 (2008): 11-14.

Andrew Barnes and Juliet Johnson, “The Russian Politics Course: Remembering Why We Got into this Business in the First Place.” American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies NewsNet, 47:5 (2007): 13-17.

Juliet Johnson, “Freeing Finance: The U.S.-Russia WTO Agreement on Financial Services,” in “Russia and the WTO: A Progress Report,” NBR Special Report 12 (March 2007): 19-23.

 Juliet Johnson, “Pyrrhic Victories? The Implications of Success in Post-Communist Central Bank Transformation,” in Hilary Appel, ed., Evaluating Success and Failure in Postcommunist Reform (Keck Center Monograph Series, Claremont McKenna 2005): 1-20.

Juliet Johnson, “Religion after Communism: Belief, Identity, and the Soviet Legacy in Russia” in Juliet Johnson, Marietta Stepaniants, and Benjamin Forest, eds., Religion and Identity in Modern Russia: The Revival of Orthodoxy and Islam (Ashgate 2005): 1-25.

Juliet Johnson, “Modern Identities in Russia: A New Struggle for the Soul?” in Juliet Johnson, Marietta Stepaniants, and Benjamin Forest, eds., Religion and Identity in Modern Russia: The Revival of Orthodoxy and Islam (Ashgate 2005): 135-143.

Juliet Johnson, “Past Dependency or Path Contingency? Institutional Design in Post-Communist Financial Systems,” in Grzegorz Ekiert and Stephen Hanson, eds., Capitalism and Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe: Assessing the Legacy of Communist Rule (Cambridge University Press 2003): 289-316.

Juliet Johnson, “The Banking System,” in Jan Kalicki and Gene Lawson, eds., Russian-Eurasian Renaissance (Woodrow Wilson Center Press and Stanford University Press 2003): 335-370.

Juliet Johnson, “Agents of Transformation: The Role of the West in Post-Communist Central Bank Development.” Working Paper, National Council on Eurasian and East European Research, October 2001 and Studies in Public Policy #361, Center for the Study of Public Policy, University of Strathclyde, 2002.

Juliet Johnson, “In Pursuit of a Prosperous International System,” in Peter Schraeder, ed., Exporting Democracy: Rhetoric vs. Reality (Lynne Rienner 2002): 31-51.

Juliet Johnson, “Misguided Autonomy: Central Bank Independence and the Russian Transition,” in Andreas Schedler, Larry Diamond, and Marc Plattner, eds., The Self-Restraining State: Power and Accountability in New Democracies (Lynne Rienner 1999): 293-311.

Juliet Johnson, “Path-Dependent Independence: The Central Bank of Russia in the 1990s,” Vienna Institute for Advanced Studies, Political Science Series, Working Paper #47, September 1997.

Juliet Johnson, “Carving Up the Bear: Banks and the Struggle for Power in Russia,” Post-Soviet Prospects, Center for Strategic and International Studies, March 1997.

Policy Articles and Op-Eds:

Juliet Johnson and Andrew Barnes, “Financial Nationalism in the EU’s East,” BEAR Network Policy Memo, May 2021.

Juliet Johnson and Benjamin Forest, "Waving the EU Flag in Eurasia," PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo #590, April 2019.

Juliet Johnson, “Lessons (Half) Learned: The 1998 and 2014 Ruble Crises,” PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo #370, July 2015. Reprinted in Russian in RBC Opinion, August 5, 2015.

Juliet Johnson, “Why the West Should Help Putin Save the Ruble,” The Globe and Mail, Toronto, December 17, 2014.

Juliet Johnson and Maria Popova, “Statement of Concerned Scholars Regarding the Conflict in Ukraine,” March 2014,

Juliet Johnson, “The Ruble and the Yuan: Allies or Competitors?” PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo #254, June 2013.

Juliet Johnson, “Mission Impossible: Modernization in Putin's Russia," PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo #196, in PONARS Eurasia, Dividing Lines in Russian Politics and Foreign Policy, Policy Perspectives, June 2012, 23-28.

Juliet Johnson, “A Helping Hand,” Central Banking, 19:1 (2008): 85-86.

Juliet Johnson, “Tightening His Grip – and Losing It,” The Globe and Mail, Toronto, September 17, 2004.

Juliet Johnson, “Does Central Bank Independence Matter in Russia?” PONARS Policy Memo #349, November 2004.

Juliet Johnson, “Putin’s Power Play,” The Globe and Mail, Toronto, October 28, 2003.

Juliet Johnson, “A Lesson in Diplomacy,” The Nation, March 18, 2003.

Juliet Johnson, “Putin’s Central Bank Coup,” Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Newsline, March 25, 2002. Reprinted in Asia Times, March 27, 2002.

Juliet Johnson, “Perspectives on Russia: Let Banks Just Twist in Wind,” Los Angeles Times, August 31, 1998. Reprinted in St. Petersburg Times (Russia).

Juliet Johnson, “Toward the Millennium,” Russian Petroleum Investor, March 1998.

Juliet Johnson, “The Uncertain Evolution of Russia's Financial-Industrial Groups,” Russia Business Watch, Winter 1998.

Juliet Johnson, “High Noon for Russia’s Banks,” Russia Business Watch, Summer 1996.

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