About the Center

Generating Ideas, Convening Leaders, Shaping Policy


In this context, individuals’ research interests include: antitrust and competition, developing economies, energy policy, environmental policy, fiscal and monetary policy, globalization, industrial organization and public policy, intellectual property, Internet policy,  international trade agreements, microeconomic policies, regulation and deregulation, risk and resiliency, pharmaceutical industry, technology and innovation policies, and telecommunications, among others.

Center leaders Mayo and Macher
Jeffrey Macher and John Mayo

The intellectual foundation of the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy is a group of senior policy scholars, senior industry and innovation fellows, and center researchers and affiliates. These thought leaders and experts bring a wide range of economic and industry expertise and uniquely poise the center to contribute academically rigorous thought to the investigation of the evolution of regulation, competition and innovation across diverse industries and economic sectors. We conduct empirical economic analysis, keep abreast of relevant issues, and inform the debate to advance policies that promote economic welfare.

The Capitol


Our work is shared through research collaboration and publication, succinct Economic Policy Vignettes, commentary and analysis in major media outlets, and a variety of convening events, including our seminar series Georgetown on the Hill. Our growing network now numbers more than 4000 individuals and organizations.


Our commitment to high-quality economic analysis and emphasis on competition, regulation, and innovation unite our current major areas of focus. Our cross-disciplinary and multifaceted thinking informs and energizes our work across a range of industry and policy sectors.

Talking Guys


The MBA Certificate in Nonmarket Strategy promotes a deeper understanding of the ways in which business success and principled leadership are shaped by regulatory, legal, political, cultural, and social forces beyond the market. Certificate study connects the strengths of the Georgetown McDonough faculty and the MBA curriculum to the rich resources of Washington, D.C.


The following list of organizations have provided financial sponsorship of the Center since its founding in 2002. Without their generous support the Center would be unable to fulfill its mission to encourage debate, dialog, and discussion regarding issues that lie at the nexus of business and public policy.  While grateful for this financial support, the Center remains deeply committed to providing analysis and perspectives that are grounded in state-of-the-arts theoretical and empirical economic research and which is independent of the financial support of any sponsoring organization.

  • Amazon
  • American Red Cross
  • Analysis Group
  • Association of American Railroads
  • AT&T 
  • Comcast Corporation
  • CTIA
  • Delta Airlines
  • DuPont
  • Google
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • McDonough School of Business
  • National Science Foundation
  • Nobel Corporation
  • Package Coalition
  • United Farmworkers of America
  • U.S. Telecom
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Verizon Foundation