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John Morgan

Professor (In Memoriam)

Theory, industrial organization, contracts
Current Research
Information and organizational design; pricing in online markets; auctions: theory and experiments; experiments in group dynamics; private provision of public goods; contests and tournaments
Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University, 1996

About John Morgan

John Morgan was the Gary and Sherron Kalbach Professor of Entrepreneurship. He was a director of the Fisher Information Technology Center and the Experimental Social Sciences Laboratory (Xlab). Prior to coming to Berkeley, John was a professor at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. He earned his PhD and MS from the Pennsylvania State University as well as earning a BS (summa cum laude) at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Professor Morgan is an editor for the Berkeley Electronic Journals for Theoretical Economics. He is also an associate editor at Management Science and Economic Theory and a member of the editorial board for the California Management Review. His most recent consulting experience is in the area of auctions and dynamic pricing for Google, Digonex, and Paging Systems. He has received awards from the National Science Foundation, and he was selected as a visiting scholar at the Hoover Institution and the International Monetary Fund. His research on online pricing earned him a best paper award for 2004 in Journal of Industrial Economics. His article "Price Dispersion in the Large and in the Small: Evidence from an Internet Price Comparison Site" won the Journal of Industrial Economics "best article" prize, 2005. His class on game theory is one of the most popular at the Haas School of Business. John was a finalist for the Earl F. Cheit teaching award in 2003.