Journal Articles, Commentaries, and Book Chapters

(Listed by Date)


Tim Johnson and Robert W. Walker. (Forthcoming). The Career Advancement of Military Veterans in Recent Cohorts of the U.S. Executive Branch. PUBLIC PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT.


Tim Johnson. (2018). Moral externalization is an implausible mechanism for cooperation, let alone “hypercooperation”. BEHAVIORAL AND BRAIN SCIENCES 41: E106. doi:10.1017/S0140525X18000110


Sangick Jeon, Tim Johnson, and Amanda L. Robinson. (2017). Nationalism and Social Sanctioning Across Ethnic Lines: Experimental Evidence from the Kenya-Tanzania Border. JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL POLITICAL SCIENCE 4: 1-20. 


Han Il Chang, Christopher T. Dawes, and Tim Johnson. (2017). Politically Inequality, Centralized Sanctioning Institutions, and the Maintenance of Public Goods. BULLETIN OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH. doi: 10.1111/boer.12140


Tim Johnson, Christopher T. Dawes, Matt McGue, and William G. Iacono. (2017). Numbers Assigned in the Vietnam-Era Selective Service Lotteries Influence the Military Service Decisions of Children Born to Draft-Eligible Men: A Research Note. ARMED FORCES & SOCIETY. DOI:


Tim Johnson. (2017). "The Preferential Hiring of Military Veterans in the United States." In Louis Hicks, Jose E. Coll, Eugenia L. Weiss (eds.), THE CIVILIAN LIVES OF U.S. VETERANS: ISSUES AND IDENTITIES. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO. 


Jowei Chen and Tim Johnson. (2016). "Political Ideology in the Bureaucracy." In Ali Farazmand (ed.), GLOBAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, PUBLIC POLICY, AND GOVERNANCE.  Basel, Switzerland: Springer International.


Tim Johnson and Christopher T. Dawes. (2016). Do Parents' Life Experiences Affect the Political and Civic Participation of their Children? The Case of Draft-Induced Military Service. POLITICAL BEHAVIOR. doi:10.007/11109-016-9334-z


Tim Johnson. (2015). Service after Serving: Does Veterans' Preference Diminish the Quality of the US Federal Service? JOURNAL OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION RESEARCH AND THEORY 25, 669-696. doi: 10.1093/jopart/muu033.


Adam Bonica, Jowei Chen, and Tim Johnson. (2015). Senate Gate-Keeping, Presidential Staffing of "Inferior Offices" and the Ideological Composition of Appointments to the Public Bureaucracy. QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF POLITICAL SCIENCE 10, 5-40.


Jowei Chen and Tim Johnson. (2015). Federal Employee Unionization and Presidential Control of the Bureaucracy: Estimating and Explaining Ideological Change in Executive Agencies. JOURNAL OF THEORETICAL POLITICS 27, 151-174. doi: 10.1177/0951629813518126


Tim Johnson and Nicholai Lidow. (2014). Band of Brothers (and Fathers and Sisters and Mothers…): A Research Note Estimating Rates of Military Participation Among Liberians Living with Relatives in the Military. ARMED FORCES & SOCIETY. doi: 10.1177/0095327X14562858.


Tim Johnson, Mikhail Myagkov, and John Orbell. (2013). Distinctive Preferences Toward Risk in the Substantive Domain of Sociality. POLITICAL PSYCHOLOGY 34, 1-22.


Tim Johnson. (2012). The Strategic Logic of Costly Punishment Necessitates Natural Field Experiments and At Least One Such Experiment Exists. BEHAVIORAL AND BRAIN SCIENCES 35, 31-32.


Tim Johnson and Oleg Smirnov. (2012). An Alternative Mechanism through which Economic Inequality Facilitates Collective Action: Wealth Disparities as a Sign of Cooperativeness. JOURNAL OF THEORETICAL POLITICS, 24, 461-484. 


Tim Johnson and Oleg Smirnov. (2012). "Cooperate with Equals: A Simple Heuristic for Social Exchange." In Ralph Hertwig, Ulrich Hoffrage, and the ABC Research Group (eds.), SIMPLE HEURISTICS IN A SOCIAL WORLD. New York: Oxford University Press. [Note that a portion of this chapter constitutes a reprint of "An Alternative Mechanism through which Economic Inequality Facilitates Collective Action: Wealth Disparities as a Sign of Cooperativeness."]


Bettina von Helversen, Andreas Wilke, Tim Johnson, Gabriele Schmid, and Burghard Klapp. (2011). Performance Benefits of Depression: Sequential Decision Making in a Healthy and a Clinically Depressed Sample. JOURNAL OF ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY, 120, 962-968.


Oleg Smirnov and Tim Johnson. (2011). "Formal Evolutionary Modeling for Political Scientists." In Peter K. Hatemi and Rose McDermott (eds.), MAN IS BY NATURE A POLITICAL ANIMAL. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.


Oleg Smirnov, Christopher T. Dawes, James H. Fowler, Tim Johnson, and Richard McElreath. (2010). The Behavioral Logic of Collective Action: Partisans Cooperate and Punish More than Non-Partisans . POLITICAL PSYCHOLOGY, 31, 595-616.


Tim Johnson, Christopher T. Dawes, James H. Fowler, Richard McElreath, and Oleg Smirnov. (2009). The Role of Egalitarian Motives in Altruistic Punishment. ECONOMICS LETTERS, 102, 192-194.


Bettina von Helversen and Tim Johnson. (2008). "Der Einfluss von "Satisficing" und "Maximizing" auf das Entscheidungsverhalten." In W. Sarges & D. Scheffer (eds.), Innovative Ansätze für die Eignungsdiagnostik. Reihe: Psychologie für das Personalmanagement (pp. 265-273). Göttingen: Hogrefe.


Christopher T. Dawes, James H. Fowler, Tim Johnson, Richard McElreath, and Oleg Smirnov. (2007). Egalitarian Motives in Humans. NATURE, 446, 794-796.


Tim Johnson, Mikhail Myagkov, and John Orbell. (2005). Sociality as a defensive response to the threat of loss. POLITICS AND THE LIFE SCIENCES, 23, 13-9.


James H. Fowler, Tim Johnson, and Oleg Smirnov. (2005). Egalitarian Motive and Altruistic Punishment. NATURE, 433, E1. (doi:10.1038/nature03256).


UpCOMING PAper Presentation(S)

Tim Johnson. (Working Paper). Trust and Risk in the Decision to Enter a Randomized Experiment. To be presented at the NYU CESS 9th Annual Experimental Political Science Conference.