Nebraska Authors

Bruce Foster Johnston

AKA: Bruce F. Johnston

Born 1919-09-24 Lincoln, NE (USA)

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE
Palo Alto, CA

Author Of

  • Nonfiction




BA, 1941, Cornell University, Cornell, NY
MA, 1950, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
PhD, 1953, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA


Professor and Economist, Food Research Institute, Stanford University: 1954-
Agricultural Economist, United State Mission to NATO: 1952-1954
Chief of Food Branch GHQ, Tokyo, Japan: 1945-1948

Places Worked

Department of State
World Bank


Phi Beta Kappa
Guggenheim fellowship for study of food economies in East Africa, 1962


American Farm Economic Association
African Studies Association


Japan's Food Management During World War Two. 1953.
The Staple Food Economies of Western Tropical Africa. 1958.
Economic Transition in Africa. 1964.
Agriculture Development and Economic Growth. 1967.
The Role of Agriculture in Economic Development. 1969.
Manual on Food and Nutrition Policy. 1969.
Agriculture and Economic Growth: Japan's Experience, 1969.
Are Our Descendants Doomed?: Technological Change and Population Growth. 1972.
Agriculture Strategies, Rural Urban Interactions, and the Expansion of Income Opportunities. 1972.
Agricultural and Structural Transformation: Economic Strategies in Late-Developing Countries. 1975.

Contributor to: Journal of Political Economy,
American Economic Review,
Food Research Institute Studies,
Tropical Agriculture,
Journal of Economic Literature.

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