Professor of Strategy, Economics and Policy

Director, Center for Business and Public Policy

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Ph.D., Business Administration, Walter A. Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley
M.B.A. with High Distinction (Tuck Scholar), Amos Tuck School of Business Administration, Dartmouth College
B.S.E. with Honors (cum laude), College of Engineering, University of Michigan

Professor Macher examines the intersection of economics, strategy and technology. 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. Recent research examines how federal agencies regulate firms and how firm organization affects technological and innovative performance. His research has been published in Academy of Management Journal, Advances in Strategic Management, Berkeley Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, California Management Review, Journal of Law and Economics, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Journal of Regulatory Economics, Organization Science, Management 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.



Professor Macher teaches full-time, evening and executive MBA and executive education courses in microeconomics, strategy, and the management of technology and innovation.



Professor Macher is a member of the American Economics Association (AEA), Academy of Management (AOM), the International Society of New Institutional Economics (ISNIE) and the Strategic Management Society (SMS). He is a Senior Editor for the Production and Operations Management Journal, on the editorial board of Strategic Management Journal, and is a regular reviewer for several academic and managerial journals. He is a Special Government Employee (SGE) of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), working with the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER), Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) and the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH).


Prior to Georgetown University, Professor Macher worked for Braxton Associates (a strategy consulting firm now part of Deloitte Consulting), IBM and Motorola.