Raymond Horton
Frank R. Lautenberg Professor of Ethics and Corporate Governance, and Faculty Director, Programs in Social Enterprise


A lawyer and political scientist, Professor Raymond Horton joined the Columbia Business School faculty in 1970. He served 15 years as director of research and president of the Citizens Budget Commission, and 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.

Professor Horton’s publications on municipal finance and management include 14 books, numerous journal articles, and policy studies. In 1983, he founded the Public and Nonprofit Management Program at the School. In 1998, that program morphed into the Social Enterprise Program, which Professor Horton directed until 2009. In 2009, he was named Faculty Director of Programs in Social Enterprise for Columbia Business School Executive Education. As part of his executive education responsibilities, Professor Horton directs custom programs for the Center for Curatorial Leadership and the King Khalid Foundation. In addition to his academic responsibilities, he has served on a number of private and nonprofit boards.