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University of Economics, Prague
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Economic history, United States, Germany, 20th century, Great Depression, 1930s, New Deal, Four-Year Plan, international economic relations, monetary policy, fiscal policy, foreign trade policy, international trade, role of government in the economy.
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About Me

She specializes in research of the economic history of the United States of America and Germany in the 20th century, focusing on the 1920s and 1930s. Other areas of interest include monetary and fiscal policy, business cycle issues, and the history of economic thought.

In 2017, she successfully completed her Ph.D. study in Economic Policy at the Department of Economic History, Faculty of Economics, University of Economics, Prague and was awarded a Ph.D. degree. In her dissertation she dealt with the topic of Economic Policy of the United States of America and Germany 1933-1939.

Since the start of her Ph.D. studies in 2007, she has also taught at the Department of Economic History, Faculty of Economics, University of Economics, Prague. From 2007-2011, she worked as an Analyst at the Macroeconomic Analysis Department of the Czech Statistical Office in Prague. In 2010 she taught microeconomics courses at the University of Business in Prague. Since February 2012 she has worked as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Economic History.

Recent Publications

She is an author or co-author of 2 research books, 2 original studies in impact-factor journals, 10 original papers in scientific (peer-reviewed) journals. She contributed into 11 collective monographs, participated in preparation of several study materials. She has published 11 research reports and 1 book review. She regularly participates in research grants and projects not only of the Internal Grant Agency of University of Economics, Prague, but also of the Grant Agency of the Czech Republic and other institutions.

Selected recent publications:

JOHNSON Zdenka. Monetary Policy of the Reichsbank during the Second World War. Rivista di Storia Economica, 2018, Vol. XXXIV., No. 1, pp. 107-133. Available at:

JOHNSON Zdenka. Economic Policy of the USA and Germany 1933–1939. (in Czech) Praha: Oeconomica, 2017. 372 s. ISBN 978-80-245-2220-3.

JOHNSON Zdenka. From Bilateralism to Limited Neutrality: American Foreign Trade 1933–1939. Medzinárodné vzťahy / Journal of International Relations, 2018, Vol. XVI., No. 3, pp. 236-270. Available at:

JOHNSON Zdenka. Financing the German Economy during the Second World War. West Bohemian Historical Review, Vol. VII, No. 1, 2017, pp. 115–143. ISSN 1804-5480. Available at:

JOHNSON Zdenka. Changes in the Fiscal Policy of the United States of America at the time of New Deal. (in Czech) In: FABIANKOVÁ Klára et al. The Role of State During Crisis Periods in the First Half of the 20th Century, pp. 45-64. Prague: Agentura Pankrác, 2015. 164 p. ISBN 978-80-86781-29-7.


Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States of America, Germany
Expertise by Geography
Germany, United States
Expertise by Chronology
Expertise by Topic
Economic History, Government, Labor, Politics, World War II