Jeffrey T. Macher
Jeffrey T. Macher is an Associate Professor of Strategy, Economics and Public Policy in the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. He is also the Director of Georgetown’s Center for Business and Public Policy. He teaches full-time, evening and executive MBA and executive education courses in microeconomics, competitive and corporate strategy, and the management of technology and innovation.
Professor Macher received his BSE in Computer Engineering from the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan; his MBA from the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College; and his Ph.D. from the Walter A. Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to Georgetown University, Professor Macher worked for Braxton Associates (a strategy consulting firm now part of Deloitte Consulting), IBM and Motorola.
Professor Macher examines the intersection of strategy, economics and innovation. His research interests include industry structure, regulation, competitive strategy, and the organization and economics of innovation in a variety of high technology industries, including biopharmaceuticals, medical devices, and semiconductors. His research has been published in Academy of Management Journal, B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, California Management Review, Journal of Law and Economics, Journal of Regulatory Economics, Management Science, Organization Science, and Strategic Management Journal, among others. He is the co-editor of a book entitled, Innovation in Global Industries: U.S. Firms Competing in a New World, published in 2008 by the National Academy Press.
He is a member of the Academy of Management (AOM), the International Society for New Institutional Economics (ISNIE) and the Strategic Management Society (SMS). He is on the editorial boards of Production and Operations Management Journal and Strategic Management Journal, and a reviewer for several academic journals. He is also a Special Government Employee (SGE) of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). He can be reached at 202-687-4793 and at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Technological Development at the Boundaries of the Firm: A Knowledge -Based Examination in Drug Development, an academic paper co-authored with Christopher Boerner in the Strategic Management Journal – August 2012
- The World of Regulatory Influence, co-authored with John Mayo in the Journal of Regulatory Economics – January 2012
- Regulator Heterogeneity and Endogenous Efforts to Close the Information Asymmetry Gap: Evidence From FDA Regulation co-authored with John Mayo and Jackson Nickerson in the Journal of Law and Economics 54(1): 25-54 (2011)
- Demand in a Portfolio-Choice Environment: The Evolution of Telecommunications, c0-authored with John W. Mayo, Olga Ukhaneva, and Glenn Woroch – November 2011
- The Influence of Firms on Government, co-authored with John Mayo and Mirjam Schiffer in The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy – January 2011
- Making a Market out of a Mole Hill? Geographic Market Definition in Aspen Skiing, co-authored with John Mayo – December 2009
- Innovation in Global Industries: U.S. Firms Competing in a New World – Semiconductors, edited with David C. Mowery and ALberto Di Minin, published by National Academies Press – May 2008 (a book available through amazon.com)
- Understanding Participation in Social Programs: Why Don’t Households Pick up the Lifeline? with John W. Mayo and Mark Burton – November 2007
- The “Non-Globalization” of Innovation in the Semiconductor Industry with David C. Mowery and Alberto Di Minin, originally in California Management Review, Vol. 50, No. 1 – October 2007
- Experience and Scale and Scope Economies: Trade-offs and Performance in Development, with Christopher S. Boerner, originally appearing in Strategic Management Journal, 27:845-865 (2006) – January 2006
Economic Policy Vignettes:
- Is it Time to Unify Telecommunications Policy?, co-authored with John Mayo, October 2012
- The Wireless Revolution: Are the Elderly Keeping Up?, co-authored with John Mayo, May 2012
- Achieving Rural Universal Service in a Broadband Era: Emergent Evidence from the Evolution of Telephone Demand, October 2011
Other Contributions (Events, news articles, etc.)
- Mayo, Macher present policy recommendations for achieving rural universal service, October 2011 (a Georgetown on the Hill event)
- Mayo, Macher discuss research on firm size, government influence, March 2011 (a Business, Economics and Public Policy Seminar)
- Macher and Mayo to lead a Business, Economic and Public Policy Seminar on the influence of firms on governments, February 2011
- Macher, Mayo publish new paper in B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, January 2011
- Mayo, Macher publish article in Journal of Competition Law & Economics, September 2010