JEFFREY T. MACHER

Professor – Strategy, Economics and Policy

Academic Director – Center for Business and Public Policy

202-687-4793 (O)

jeffrey.macher@georgetown.edu

I received my BSE in Computer Engineering from the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan; my MBA from the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College; and my Ph.D. from the Walter A. Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.

My research interests include industrial organization, regulation, competitive and nonmarket strategy, and the organization and economics of innovation. My research examines economic and strategic issues related to organization and performance in three overlapping areas: (1) firm organization and performance; (2) industry organization and performance; and (3) institutional organization and performance. The vast majority of my research is empirical, utilizing large (i.e., big “N”) and proprietary data sets that I have either “found,” collected or purchased. The majority of my research is set in innovative or high technology industries, including biopharmaceuticals, freight rail, medical devices, semiconductors and telecommunications. I consider myself a “phenomenologist,” in that I use theories and methodologies across academic disciplines where appropriate and depending upon the research question(s) posed. I draw upon and add to theory and empirical research in the economics of R&D, industrial organization (IO) economics, transaction cost economics (TCE), the knowledge based view (KBV) of the firm, and the resource based view (RBV) of the firm.

I publish my research in top-tier academic journals, but also reach broader audiences through managerial and trade journals. My research has been published in Academy of Management Journal, B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, California Management Review, Journal of Law and Economics, Journal of Regulatory Economics, Management Science, Organization Science, and Strategic Management Journal, among others. I am also 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.

 

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