John W. Mayo is a Professor of Economic, 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 is also the author of numerous book chapters and monographs, and is the co-author of a comprehensive text on Government and Business: The Economics of Antitrust and Regulation.
Professor 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.
Professor 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. Professor Mayo’s research and or interviews have appeared in the popular press, including the Washington Post, New York Times, Financial Times, USA Today and the San Francisco Chronicle.
Professor Mayo also serves as the Executive Director for the Center on Business and Public Policy, which he founded on 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.
- Mayo interviewed about Sprint Softbank purchase, October 17, 2012
- Is it Time to Unify Telecommunications Policy?, an economic policy vignette co-authored with Jeffrey Macher, October 2012
- The Wireless Revolution: Are the Elderly Keeping Up?, an economic policy vignette co-authored with Jeffrey Macher, May 2012
- Hassett, Mayo, Shapiro to discuss job growth in the wireless economy on Capitol Hill, March 13, 2012
- Mayo to moderate policy, strategic investment panel for CPPI, March 13, 2012
- Mayo travels to Mississippi; discusses wireless, broadband demand study, March 1, 2012
- The World of Regulatory Influence, an academic paper co-authored with Jeffrey Macher in the Journal of Regulatory Economics, January 2012
- Secondary Markets: The Quiet Economic Value Creator, an economic policy vignette co-authored with Scott Wallsten, December 2011
- Demand in a Portfolio-Choice Environment: The Evolution of Telecommunications, an academic paper co-authored with Jeffrey T. Macher, Olga Ukhaneva, and Glenn Woroch, November 2011
- Mayo advises super committee to look at spectrum allocation, November 17, 2011
- The (Not-So) Dismal Science and the Super Committee: The Spectrum Option, an economic policy vignette, November 2011
- Achieving Rural Universal Service in a Broadband Era: Emergent Evidence from the Evolution of Telephone Demand, an academic paper co-authored with Jeffrey Macher, October 2011
- Regulator Heterogeneity and Endogenous Efforts to Close the Information Asymmetry Gap, an academic paper published in The Journal of Law and Economics, September 2011
- Secondary Spectrum Markets as Complements to Incentive Auctions, an economic policy vignette co-authored with Scott Wallsten, June 2011
- The Evolution of Regulation: 20th Century Lessons and 21st Century Opportunities, an academic paper, June 2011
- Mayo, Macher discuss research on firm size, government influence, March 28, 2011
- Regulator Heterogeneity and Endogenous Efforts to Close the Information Asymmetry Gap, am academic paper co-authored with Jeffrey T. Macher and Jackson Nickerson, appearing in Journal of Law and Economics, vol. 54, February 2011
- The Influence of Firms on Government, an academic paper co-authored with by Jeffrey Macher, and Mirjam Schiffer in The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, January 2011
- How to Regulate the Internet Tap, an op-ed in the New York Times, co-authored with Bruce Owen, Marius Schwartz, Robert Shapiro, Lawrence J. White and Glenn Woroch – April 21, 2010
- Journal of Information Economics and Policy, special issue on Wireless Technologies, edited by John Mayo - February 2010 (published by Elsevier B.V.)
- Regulating Early Termination Fees: When “Pro-Consumer” Legislation Isn’t - an economic policy vignette, January 2010
- Making a Market out of a Mole Hill? Geographic Market Definition in Aspen Skiing, an academic paper co-authored with Jeffrey Macher, December 2009
- New Directions in Communications Policy, edited by Randolph J. May, with an article by John Mayo, published by Carolina Academic Press (a book available through amazon.com)
- Policymaking in the Wireless Telephone Industry: Let’s Avoid the Rorschach Approach – an economic policy vignette, August 2009
- Endogenous Regulatory Constraints and the Emergence of Hybrid Regulation, an academic paper co-authored with Larry Blank, originally appearing in the Review of Industrial Organization, Vol. 34, No, 3, November 2009
- Enabling Wireless Communications: The Role of Secondary Spectrum Markets, an academic paper co-authored with Scott Wallsten, June 2009
- Common Costs and Cross-Subsidies: Misestimation Versus Misallocation, an academic paper co-authored with Mark L. Burton, David L. Kaserman, April 2009
- Universal Service: Can We Do More With Less? , an economic policy vignette, February 2009
- Understanding Participation in Social Programs: Why Don’t Households Pick up the Lifeline?, an academic paper co-authored with Mark Burton and Jeffrey Macher, November 2007