Former Penn State Economics Graduate, John Morgan, passes away.

It is with great regret that we convey the sad news that our former graduate, John Morgan, passed away last week at the age of 53.  John received his PhD from Penn State in 1996.  John was the Oliver and Dolores Williamson Professor in the Haas School of Business and the Department of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley.  He was a prolific researcher and wrote influential papers in many areas. These include information economics, organizations, political economy and online commerce.  His wide ranging interests and enthusiasm for economics was unparalleled.  John was a fantastic teacher and mentor as well.  He also supervised a large number PhD students, many of whom have gone on to make significant contributions themselves.  John was a close friend of our department and we will miss him greatly.