- Price Floors and Employer Preferences: Evidence from a Minimum Wage Experiment
- Owning,Using, and Renting: Some Simple Economics of the “Sharing Economy” (with Richard Zeckhauser)
- Buyer Uncertainty about Seller Capacity: Causes, Consequences, and a Partial Solution
- Status: Revise and Resubmit at Management Science
- Startups: Surplus or Shortage? (2016)
- Status: Draft available.
- “The Tragedy of Your Upstairs Neighbors: IS the Airbnb Negative Externality Internalized?” (2015)
- Status: Draft Available
- “The Effects of Algorithmic Labor Market Recommendations: Evidence from a Field Experiment” (2015)
- Status: Forthcoming at The Journal of Labor Economics.
- “Are Online Labor Markets Spot Markets for Tasks?:A Field Experiment on the Behavioral Response to Wage Cuts” (with Daniel Chen) (2015)
- Status: Forthcoming at Information Systems Research
- Replication: https://github.com/johnjosephhorton/wages_of_paycuts.git
Published Peer-Reviewed Papers
- “Labor Economists Get Their Microscope: Big Data and Labor Economics “ (with Prasanna Tambe) (2015)
- Status: Big Data
- “The Online Laboratory: Conducting Experiments in a Real Labor Market” (with David Rand and Richard Zeckhauser) Experimental Economics, 14:3 (2011), 399-425.
- Editor’s Award Winner for 2011 (selected as the best paper published in the 2011 volumes of Experimental Economics).
- Replication: https://bitbucket.org/johnjosephhorton/online_laboratory
- “The Condition of the Turking Class: Are Online Employers Fair and Honest?” Economics Letters, 111:1 (April 2011), 10-12.
- “Digitization of Information and the Market for Contract Labor”; (with A. Agrawal, N. Lacetera and E. Lyons). NBER Working Paper 19925.
- Discussed in the New York Times, “Small Business Joining a Parade of Outsourcing”, February 15th, 2014
Published Peer-Reviewed Paper in Conference Proceedings
- “The Future of Crowd Work” (with Aniket Kittur, Jeffrey V. Nickerson, Michael S. Bernstein, Elizabeth M. Gerber, Aaron Shaw, John Zimmerman and Matthew Lease), Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (ACM-CSCW), February 2013.
- “Labor Allocation in Paid Crowdsourcing: Experimental Evidence on Positioning, Nudges and Prices” (with Dana Chandler), Proceedings of the 25th Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), Human Computation Workshop (HCOMP), August 2011.
- “Designing Incentives for Inexpert Human Raters” (with Aaron Shaw and Daniel Chen), Proceedings of the ACM Conference of Computer Supported Cooperative Work (ACM-CSCW), Best Paper Nominee, March 2011.
- The most heavily-cited paper from the 2011 ACM-CSCW proceedings (as of November 27th, 2013), according to Google Scholar
- Replication: https://github.com/aaronshaw/inexpert_raters
- “Online Labor Markets,” Proceedings of the 6th Workshop on Internet and Network Economics (WINE), December 2010
- Replication: https://github.com/johnjosephhorton/olm_wine
- “Algorithmic Wage Negotiations: Applications to Paid Crowdsourcing” (with Richard Zeckhauser), Proceedings of CrowdConf, 2010
- “Task Search in a Human Computation Market” (with Lydia Chilton, Rob Miller and Shiri Azenkot), Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining/Human Computation (ACM-KDD/HCOMP), 2010.
- “The Labor Economics of Paid Crowdsourcing” (with Lydia Chilton), Proceedings of the 11th ACM Conference on Electronic Commerce (ACM-EC), 2010.
- The most heavily-cited paper in the last 5 years of ACM-EC proceedings (as of August 10th, 2013), according to Google Scholar.
- Replication: https://bitbucket.org/johnjosephhorton/labor_economics_paid_crowdsourcing
- “Digitization and the Contract Labor Market: A Research Agenda” (with Ajay Agrawal, Nicula Lacetera and Elizabeth Lyons) in “The Economics of Digitization” (University of Chicago Press), 2015.
- “The Dot Guessing Game: A Fruit Fly For Human Computation,” 2010. Status: Draft available.
- Peer Effects in Production: Evidence From a Series of Field Experiments (with Richard Zeckhauser) (2016)
- Status: Draft available.
- Replication: https://github.com/johnjosephhorton/peer_effects.git
- “The Need for Standardization in Crowdsourcing” (with Panagiotis Ipeirotis), presented at the Crowdsourcing Workshop, ACM-CHI 2011 (Vancouver, BC), May 2011.
- “Heads in the Cloud: Challenges and Opportunities in Human Computation” (with Robert C. Miller, Greg Little, Michael Bernstein, Jeffrey P. Bigham, Lydia B. Chilton, Max Guldman and Rajeev Nayak), XRDS: Crossroads, the ACM Magazine for Students, December 2010.