Professor | Oliver E. and Dolores W. Williamson Chair of the Economics of Organizations | Founding Director, Xlab | Faculty Co-Director, Berkeley Executive Education| Distinguished Teaching Fellow
Business and Public Policy | Economic Analysis and Policy
John Morgan is the Oliver E. and Dolores W. Williamson Chair of the Economics of Organizations at Berkeley Haas. He served as a Co-director of the Fisher Information Technology Center and a Founding Director of Xlab, the Experimental Social Sciences Laboratory. Before coming to Berkeley, he 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.
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 in 2005. His class on game theory is one of the most popular at Berkeley Haas.
Expertise and Research Interests
- Experimental Economics
- Elections and Polling
- Competition in Online Markets
- Communication in Organizations