Jeffrey T. Macher

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Research Interests 

  • Economics of Technology and Innovation
  • Industry Structure
  • ​Competitive Strategy 


  • Ph.D., Business Economics, University of California, Berkeley


Jeffrey T. Macher is a Professor of Strategy, Economics and Public Policy in the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. He is also the Academic 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 JournalB.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, California Management ReviewJournal of Law and EconomicsJournal of Regulatory EconomicsManagement ScienceOrganization 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).


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