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John Mayo

Founder and Executive Director

Ph.D., Economics, Washington University

Research Interests

  • Antitrust
  • Competition & Regulation
  • Telecommunications
  • Electricity


John W. Mayo is a professor of economics, business, and public policy in Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. His research interests lie in the areas of industrial organization, regulation and antitrust, and, more generally, the application of microeconomics to public policy. He has published roughly 50 articles in economics, law, and public policy journals including the RAND Journal of Economics, the Journal of Law and Economics, the Yale Journal on Regulation, the Review of Economics and Statistics, the Journal of Industrial Economics, and the Journal of Regulatory Economics. He also is the author of numerous book chapters and monographs, and is the co-author of a comprehensive text Government and Business: The Economics of Antitrust and Regulation.

Mayo has held a number of senior administrative positions at Georgetown including a term as the dean of the McDonough School of Business from 2002-2004. Additionally, he has been the chief economist, U.S. Senate Small Business Committee (Democratic staff) and has served as an advisor and consultant to both public and private agencies including the U.S. Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, the U.S. Department of Energy, AT&T, MCI, Sprint, Verizon, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Mayo has participated in a number of regulatory and antitrust proceedings and has testified before both federal and state legislative and regulatory bodies on a number of matters, including monopolization, price fixing, mergers, and regulatory pricing policy. His research and interviews have appeared in the popular press, including the Washington Post, New York Times, Financial Times, USA Today, and the San Francisco Chronicle.

Mayo also serves as the executive director for the Center for Business and Public Policy, which he founded in 2002. The center seeks to engage scholars, policymakers and business people in dialog and debate regarding modern issues at the nexus of business and public policy.

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