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John Horton
Works at New York University Stern School of Business
Attended Harvard University
Lives in Redwood City, CA
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well, it doesn't have the "cross the street and go up the elevator" component. The context is not to brag about my (admittedly awesome) commute, but for students to know how to find my office :). 
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Lots of people don't like Uber's surge pricing. However, this dislike isn't fixed and immutable---it seems to depend on factors like how the price is arrived at, what compeitors do and Uber's overall financial position.  
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Economics for skeptical social scientists
I recently gave a talk at the " Training school on Virtual Work ," which was held at the University of Malta. The participants were most...
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Interesting description of ethnographic work on the "unbanked" poor and their use of non-traditional financial services. I wish that there was more of the kind of ethnographic/qualitative research in economics---detailed, in-person observation combined with economic reasoning would be really powerful, but this kind of stuff is almost entirely done by sociologists and anthropologists (who rarely bring an economics perspective to what they study).   
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A little python script for making LaTeX log files easier to read. 
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Would a job by any other name pay as much?
I'm working on a project where it would be useful to know what an oDesk job is likely to pay at the time it is posted. Although there are plenty of structured predictors available (e.g., the category, skills, estimated duration etc.), presumably the job des...
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Python script & templates for starting a new academic project using R, LaTeX & make: https://github.com/johnjosephhorton/create_project
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  • Harvard University
    Public Policy, 2006 - 2011
  • United States Military Academy
    Mathematics, 1997 - 2001
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Staff Economist at oDesk
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  • New York University Stern School of Business
    Assistant Professor, 20013 - present
  • oDesk
    Staff Economist, 2011 - 2013
  • US Army
    Armor Officer, 2001 - 2006
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Redwood City, CA
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Cambridge, MA - Dighton, MA - Grafenwoehr, Germany - Friedberg, Germany - West Point, NY - Dighton, MA - Baghdad, Iraq - Fort Knox, Kentucky - Salisbury, CT