John Morgan

Professor, Haas School of Business
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John Morgan is the Oliver E. Williamson and Dolores J. Williamson Chair of the Economics of Organizations at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the founding director of the UC Berkeley Experimental Social Sciences Laboratory (Xlab) and has been a member of the editorial board for California Management Review since 2003. Professor Morgan also serves as a faculty leader for Berkeley Executive Education. 

He received his BS in Economics, summa cum laude, from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and PhD and MS degrees from Pennsylvania State University. His PhD dissertation, entitled Essays on Auctions, Lotteries, and Contracts, was written under the supervision of Vijay Krishna, Professor of Economics, Penn State University.

Prior to Berkeley, Professor Morgan worked in the Bankruptcy and Forensic Accounting Group of Grant Thornton International and as Assistant Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University. He was also a visiting professor at Pennsylvania State University, New York University, Stanford University, University of Cambridge, and University of Oxford.

John was awarded the W. Glenn Campbell and Rita Ricardo-Campbell National Fellowship in 2001 and was most recently awarded the Oliver E. Williamson Award by the Haas School of Business in 2014.

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Academic Background 

PhD, Pennsylvania State University

MA, Economics, Pennsylvania State University

BS, Economics, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Publications & Media

Papers & Articles 

How much is a Dollar Worth? Tipping versus Equilibrium Coexistence on Competing Online Auction Sites

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Brand and Price Advertising in Online Markets

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Diversity in the Workplace

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Leadership in Groups: A Monetary Policy Experiment

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Contracting for Information under Imperfect Commitment

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Corporate Provision of Public Goods

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Awards & Honors 
  • Oliver E. Williamson Award, Berkeley-Haas School of Business, 2014
  • Judge Business School Fellow at Cambridge, 2008
  • Visiting Fellow Commoner Award, Trinity College, University of Cambridge, 2007
  • Earl F. Cheit Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2006
  • W. Glenn Campbell and Rita Ricardo-Campbell National Fellowship, 2001-2002
  • National Science Foundation Research Grant, 2004-2007, 2001-2004, 1997-1999
  • Sloan Fellowship, 2000-2002
  • Russell Sage Foundation Research Grant, 1997-1999
  • Cyril E. Black Preceptorship, 1996-1998
  • Pennsylvania State University Graduate Fellowship, 1993-1995
Academic Background 

PhD, Pennsylvania State University

MA, Economics, Pennsylvania State University

BS, Economics, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Publications & Media

Papers & Articles 

How much is a Dollar Worth? Tipping versus Equilibrium Coexistence on Competing Online Auction Sites

VIEW PAPER

Brand and Price Advertising in Online Markets

VIEW PAPER

Diversity in the Workplace

VIEW PAPER

Leadership in Groups: A Monetary Policy Experiment

VIEW PAPER

Contracting for Information under Imperfect Commitment

VIEW PAPER

Corporate Provision of Public Goods

VIEW PAPER

More Working Papers of John Morgan

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