|Died||October 6, 2021 (aged 53)|
|Alma mater||B.S. (1989), University of Pennsylvania|
Ph.D. (1996), Pennsylvania State University
|Awards||W. Glenn Campbell and Rita Ricardo-Campbell National Fellow|
|Institutions||University of California, Berkeley|
He was the founding director of the U.C. Berkeley Experimental Social Sciences Laboratory (Xlab). He was a member of the editorial board of the California Management Review since 2003. He was the faculty leader of the Center for Executive Education at UC Berkeley.
Morgan was born on November 11, 1967 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He received his B.S. in economics summa cum laude in 1989 from Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Ph.D. in 1996 from Pennsylvania State University. His Ph.D. dissertation, entitled Essays on Auctions, Lotteries, and Contracts, was written under the supervision of Vijay Krishna, Professor of Economics Penn State University.
He worked with Bankruptcy and Forensic Accounting Group, Grant Thornton International, from 1989 to 1992, and as Assistant Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Princeton University from 1996 to 2002. He was also a visiting professor at Pennsylvania State University, New York University, Stanford University, University of Cambridge and University of Oxford.
Awards and honors
- W. Glenn Campbell and Rita Ricardo-Campbell National Fellowship, 2001–2002.
- Oliver E. Williamson Award, Haas School of Business, 2014
Selected articles and publications
- Information Gatekeepers on the Internet and the Competitiveness of Homogeneous Product Markets  (with Michael Baye), American Economic Review, 91 (2001), 454–74.
- A model of expertise  V Krishna, J Morgan - The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2001.
- Voluntary voting: Costs and benefits, (with Vijay Krishna), Published: November 2012  Journal of Economic Theory, 2012, 147(6), pp. 2083–2123.
- An analysis of stock recommendations  J Morgan, PC Stocken - RAND Journal of economics, 2003.
- Professor John Morgan
- California Management Review
- Faculty Leader of the Center for Executive Education
- Farjami, Nadia (8 November 2021). "'A brilliant colleague': UC Berkeley professor John Morgan dies at age 53". The Daily Californian. Retrieved November 16, 2021.