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The Center for Business and Public Policy brings together an interdisciplinary group of leading faculty, scholars, and industry experts from across the nation and around the world whose expertise, intellectual pursuits, and interests are in the areas of competition and innovation. These outstanding individuals advance the center's mission and engage others in relevant inquiries and exploration of critical issues at the intersection of business economics and public policy.

  • Center Leadership

    John W. Mayo, Founder and Executive Director

    Jeffrey T. Macher, Academic Director

  • Senior Policy Scholars

    T. Christopher Borek
    Intellectual Property Rights; Media Markets

    Carol Corrado
    Economics of Growth and Innovation; Fiscal and Monetary Policies 

    Robin Dillon-Merrill

    Antonio Fatás
    Fiscal and Monetary Policies, Business Cycles; The European Monetary Union

    Robert Hahn
    Law and Economics; Regulation, Antitrust

    J. Bradford Jensen
    International Business; International Trade and Investment; Impact of Trade in Services

    Thomas P. Lyon
    Corporate Strategy and Public Policy; Environmental Policy; Regulation in Electricity and Natural Gas

    Nathan Miller
    Industrial Organization; Finance

    Rachelle Sampson
    Corporate Short-Termism; Innovation and R&D; Environmental Strategy

    Robert J. Shapiro
    Economics of Growth and Innovation; Globalization; Fiscal and Monetary Policies 

    Catherine H. Tinsley
    Decision Making Under Risk and Uncertainty; Women and Negotiation; Culture, Conflict Resolution

    Scott Wallsten
    Industrial Organization and Public Policy; Telecommunications Regulation 

    Stephen Weymouth 
    International Political Economy; Distributional Consequences of Globalization

    Catherine Wolfram 
    Industrial Organization; Energy; Regulation

    Glenn Woroch
    Telecommunications; Industrial Organization; Regulation 

  • Visiting Senior Policy Scholars

    Anna-Maria Kovacs
    Telecommunications; Industry Analysis; Public Policy and Investment

    Robert Litan
    Regulation; Antitrust; Finance

    Olga Ukhaneva 

  • Senior Industry and Innovation Fellows

    Kathleen Abernathy
    Energy Regulation; Internet Policy; Technology and Innovation Policy; Telecom; Regulation

    Carolyn Brandon
    Telecom; Technology and Innovation Policy; Regulation; Internet Policy; Antitrust and Competition

    Larry Downes
    Innovation; Regulation and Antitrust; Internet Policy; Technology and Innovation Policy

    Ralph B. Everett
    Broadband Regulation

    Marshall Lux
    Financial Services

    Marcia Brown Mintz
    Higher Education; Gender Gap

    Mark Mykityshyn
    Aviation; Aerospace; Defense; Cybersecurity

  • Faculty Affiliates

    William Baber (Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Business Administration) 

    Mark MacCarthy (Ph.D. Philosophy, Indiana University)

    Ferdinando Monte (Ph.D. Economics, The University of Chicago)

    Dennis Quinn (Ph.D., Political Science, Columbia University) 

    Pietra Rivoli (Ph.D., Finance and International Economics, University of Florida)

    Edward Soule (Ph.D., Philosophy, Washington University)

    Leonard Waverman (Ph.D., Economics, MIT) 

  • Center Researchers

    Amanda B. Delp, Research Assistant