John Horton is the Richard S. Leghorn (1939) Career Development Professor and an Associate Professor of Information Technologies at the MIT Sloan School of Management.
Horton's research focuses on the intersection of labor economics, market design, and information systems. He is particularly interested in improving the efficiency and equity of matching markets. His recent study on ride-sharing markets has been cited in articles by the Wall Street Journal and Quartz. He is co-author of “Digitization and the Contract Labor Market,” in Economic Analysis of the Digital Economy (Avi Goldfarb, Shane M. Greenstein, and Catherine E. Tucker, eds).
After completing his PhD and prior to joining NYU Stern School of Business in 2013, he served for two years as the staff economist for oDesk, an online labor market.
Horton received a BS in mathematics from the United States Military Academy at West Point and a PhD in public policy from Harvard University.