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Raymond Horton on the Genesis of Social Enterprise at Columbia Business School

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Faculty Director Frank R. Lautenberg Professor of Ethics and Corporate Governance Bernstein Faculty Leader of the Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics Faculty Director of the Programs in Social Enterprise

A lawyer and political scientist, Raymond Horton served as executive director of the Temporary Commission on City Finances during the New York City fiscal crisis for two years while on leave from Columbia Business School. He later served as director of research and president of the Citizens Budget Commission, a public advocate of responsible governance and financial management in New York City and New York State, for 15 years. Horton has also served on a number of private and nonprofit boards, including most recently the Municipal Advantage Fund, Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, and Community Resource Exchange.

The founder and long-time director of Columbia Business School’s Social Enterprise Program, Horton serves as faculty director of Programs in Social Enterprise in Executive Education. In addition to nonprofit management, he also teaches in the field of modern political economy. His writings include numerous books, articles, and reports about state and local finance and politics.

Columbia Business School
Frank R. Lautenberg Professor of Ethics and Corporate Governance

Biography

A lawyer and political scientist, Professor Horton teaches the popular elective course Modern Political Economy. A member of the Columbia Business School faculty since 1970, he served two years while on leave from the School as Executive Director of the Temporary Commission on City Finances during the New York City fiscal crisis, and later served 15 years as Director of Research and President of the Citizens Budget Commission. His publications on municipal finance and management include 14 books, numerous journal articles and policy studies. In 1981, he founded the Public and Nonprofit Management Program at the School. In 2000, that program morphed into the Social Enterprise Program, which Horton directed until 2009. In 2009, he was named Faculty Director of Programs in Social Enterprise in the School's Executive Education division.

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Fall 2017

Modern Political Economy (MBA)
Bridging the American Divide (MBA)

Fall 2016

Modern Political Economy (MBA)

Spring 2016

Modern Political Economy (MBA)

Fall 2015

Modern Political Economy (MBA)

Spring 2015

Modern Political Economy (MBA)

Fall 2014

Modern Political Economy (MBA)

Summer 2014

Modern Political Economy (EMBA)

Spring 2014

Modern Political Economy (MBA)

Fall 2013

Modern Political Economy (MBA)

Summer 2013

Modern Political Economy (EMBA)

Spring 2013

Modern Political Economy (MBA)

Fall 2012

Modern Political Economy (MBA)

Summer 2012

Modern Political Economy (EMBA)

Spring 2012

Modern Political Economy (MBA)

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Coauthor(s): Paul Glader, Ray Horton

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