Academic Interests and Areas of Expertise
- International Business
- Networks and Network Industries
- International Location Analysis
- Standards in Global Economy
- Cooperative Strategy
- Institutions and International Trade
- Comparative Advantage
- Standards, Platforms and Network Effects
Professional Background Highlights
Johannes Moenius is the William R. and S. Sue Johnson Endowed Chair of Spatial Economic Analysis and Regional Planning and the director of International Business Initiatives at the University of Redlands School of Business. He joined the faculty in the fall of 2005, where he teaches courses in international business. Before that he taught at the Kellogg School of Management. He was also a visiting scholar at the University of Tokyo. He is originally from Germany, where he studied Management Science at Bamberg University. Then he studied Economics at the Technical University in Dresden, Queen’s University, Canada and the University of California, San Diego, where he received his Ph.D. In his research, he is interested in how domestic and international institutions affect international trade. Besides the effect of legal institutions on trade, he has written several papers on the effects of technical standards on trade flows and the dynamics of comparative advantage, for which he visualized his results in an online atlas using Geographic Information Systems (GIS). He recently applied GIS to the analysis of the housing market in Southern California. He has also worked on the dynamics of network effects in platform technologies and competition between political parties. He has presented his work in more than 70 talks that he gave at universities, conferences, and government institutions. His work appeared, amongst others in The Review of Economics and Statistics, Japan and the World Economy, and the International Journal of Industrial Organization.
Courses Taught at Redlands
- Global Business
- Global Business Strategies
- International Business Initiatives: Japan and China
- M.A. Diplom-Kaufmann, Bamberg University, Germany
- M.A. Economics, Queen's University, Kingston, Canada
- Ph.D. Economics, University of California, San Diego
Previous Teaching Experience
- Technical University of Dresden
- Kellogg School of Management
Major Awards and Grants
- 2006-present Member of Editorial Board, Forum for Research in Empirical International Trade Editorial Board
- 2009-present Associate Editor at www.talkstandards.com
- 2007 Excellence in Teaching Award, School of Business, University of Redlands
- 2007 finalist, best paper of the IEC Centennial Challenge, Geneva
- 2009 finalist, Israel Strategy Conference Best Paper Award
- School of Business Research Grant, University of Redlands, September 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
- Kinship Foundation, Northwestern University, June 2001- August 2005
- Technical University of Dresden Research Fellowship 1998-2000
- UCSD Graduate Award 1996-1999
- Queen’s Graduate Scholarship 1994/95
Significant Publications and Presentations
Articles (Book Chapters)
Moenius, J. and V. Trindade, “Networks, Standards and Intellectual Property Rights”, in Keith E. Maskus, editor, Intellectual Property, Growth, and Trade (Frontiers in Economic Research Series, Amsterdam: Elsevier-North Holland), 2008.
Moenius, J. “Do National Standards Hinder or Promote Trade in Electrical Products?”, International Standardization as a Strategic Tool, commended paper of the IEC Centennial Challenge, Geneva, 2007
Markovich, S., and J. Moenius, “Winning While Losing: Competition Dynamics in the Presence of Indirect Network Effects”, 2009, International Journal of Industrial Organization, Vol. 27 (3) , 346-357.
Berkowitz, D., and J. Moenius, “Law, Trade, and the Asian Miracle”, 2008, Asia-Pacific Journal of Accounting and Economics, Vol. 15 (3) , 291-316. Moenius, J. and Y. Kasuya, “The Nationalization of Party-Systems: Conceptual Issues and Alternative District-Focused Measures”, 2008, Electoral Studies, Vol. 27 (1), 126-135.
Dudley, L., and J. Moenius, “The Great Realignment: How Factor-Biased Innovation Altered Comparative Advantage in the U.S. and Japan, 1970-1992”, 2007, Japan and the World Economy, Vol. 19 (1), 112-132.
Berkowitz, D., J. Moenius and K. Pistor, “Law, Trade and Product Complexity”, 2006, Review of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 88, No. 2: 363-373.
Berkowitz, D., J. Moenius and K. Pistor, “Legal Institutions and International Trade Flows”, 2005, Michigan Journal of International Law, Vol. 26 (1), 163-198. Kasuya, Y., and J. Moenius, “Measuring Party Linkage Across Districts: Some Party System Inflation Indices and their Properties” 2004, Party Politics, 10: 543-564.
2009: University of Missouri; ESRI User Conference, San Diego, CA; ESRI Business
GIS summit San Diego, CA; EITI, Tokyo, Japan
2008: University of Redlands; Inland Empire Forecasting Conference, San Bernardino, CA; ESRI User Conference, San Diego, CA; ESRI Business GIS summit Chicago, IL
2007: University of Redlands; EITI, Tokyo, Japan; Christian Albrechts University, Kiel, Germany
2006: University of Redlands; University of Montreal, Canada; IATRAC, Bonn, Germany; European Academy for Standardization Workshop, Hamburg, Germany; ESEM, Vienna, Austria; EIIE, Kopr, Slovenia
2005: USDA, Washington; University of Redlands; Northwestern University, Evanston; Midwest Trade Meetings, Kansas; Midwest Political Science Association Meetings, Chicago; International Trade and Finance Association, Istanbul, Turkey; European Academy for Standardization Workshop, Tallinn, Estonia
2005: European Academy for Standardization Workshop, Tallinn, Estonia; Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung workshop, Mannheim, Germany; Northwestern University, Evanston; Midwest Political Science Association Meetings, Chicago American Political Science Association Meetings, Chicago
2003: University of Notre Dame; University of Kiel, Germany; University of Colorado; Syracuse University; Midwest Political Science Association Meetings, Chicago; EIIT, Purdue University, West Lafayette; APEC capacity building workshop, Bangkok, Thailand; American Political Science Association Meetings, Philadelphia; University of Virginia; University of Montreal, Canada; University of Economics, Ho Chi Minh City; Purdue University
2002: University of Tokyo; Northwestern University, Evanston; Midwest Political Science Association Meetings, Chicago; CEPR-ERWIT, Munich, Germany; American Political Science Association, Boston; AEA, Atlanta
2001: Yokohama National University; University of Washington, Seattle; University of Tokyo; Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI), Tokyo
2000: University of Virginia; University of Pittsburgh; University of Montreal, Canada; University of Maryland, College Park; University of Kassel, Germany; University of Giessen, Germany; University of California, San Diego; University of California, Berkeley; Technical University of Dresden, Germany; Syracuse University; Rutgers University; Purdue University; Northwestern University; NBER Summer Workshop, Boston
- McKinsey & Co (Summer Associate)
- Finance Ministry of Saxony