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McDonough School of Business
Professor Academic Director, Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy

Jeffrey T. Macher is a Professor of Strategy, Economics and 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 strategy, and the management of technology and innovation. Prior to Georgetown University, Professor Macher worked for Braxton Associate (a strategy consulting firm now part of Deloitte Consulting), IBM and Motorola. Professor Macher is a member of the Academy of Management (AOM), the American Economics Association (AEA), the American Society of Health Economists (ASHEcon), the Society for Institutional and Organizational Economics (SIOE) 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).

Education

  • University of California-Berkeley - Ph.D.
  • Dartmouth College - M.B.A., Business
  • University of Michigan - B.S., Computer Engineering

Publications

Books (1)

Macher, J.T. and D.C. Mowery. Innovation in Global Industries: U.S. Firms Competing in a New World (Collected Studies). Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 2008.

Articles in Journals (22)

Macher, J.T, J.W. Mayo, O. Ukhaneva and G. Woroch. "From Universal Service to Universal Connectivity." Journal of Regulatory Economics, 52, 1 (2017): 77-104.

Beard, T.R., J.T. Macher and C. Vickers. "This Time is Different(?) Telecommunications Unbundling and Lessons for Railroad Regulation." Review of Industrial Organization, 49, 2 (2016): 289-310.

Beard, T.R., J.T. Macher and J.M. Mayo. "Can You Hear Me Now? Exit, Voice and Loyalty Under Increasing Competition." Journal of Law and Economics, 58, 3 (2015)

Macher, J.T. and J.W. Mayo. "Influencing Public Policymaking: Firm-, Industry- and Country-Level Determinants." Strategic Management Journal, 36, 13 (2015): 2021-2036.

Macher, J.T., J.W. Mayo and L.F. Pinkowitz. "Revenue Adequacy: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly." Transportation Law Journal, 41, 2 (2014): 85-127.

Macher, J.T. and C.S. Boerner. "Technological Development at the Boundaries of the Firm: A Knowledge-Based Examination in Drug Development." Strategic Management Journal, 33, 9 (2012): 1016-1036.

Macher, J.T. and J.W. Mayo. "The World of Regulatory Influence." Journal of Regulatory Economics, 41, 1 (2012): 59-79.

Weber, L., Mayer, K.J. and J.T. Macher. "An Analysis of Extendibility and Early Termination Provisions: The Importance of Framing Duration Safeguards." Academy of Management Journal, 54, 1 (2011): 182-202.

Macher, J.T., J.M. Mayo and J.A. Nickerson. "Regulator Heterogeneity and Endogenous Efforts to Close the Information Asymmetry Gap: Evidence From FDA Regulation." Journal of Law and Economics, 54, 1 (2011): 25-54.

Macher, J.T., J.W. Mayo and M. Schiffer. "The Influence of Firms on Government." B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy (Contributions), 11, 1 (2011): Article 1.

Macher, J.T. and J.M. Mayo. "Making a Market out of a Mole Hill? Geographic Market Definition in Aspen Skiing." Journal of Competition Law and Economics, 6, 5 (2010): 911-926.

Macher, J.T. and D.C. Mowery. "Measuring Dynamic Capabilities: Practices and Performance in Semiconductor Manufacturing." British Journal of Management, 20 (2009): 41-62.

Macher, J.T. and B.D. Richman. "Transaction Cost Economics: An Assessment of Empirical Research in the Social Sciences." Business and Politics, 10, 1 (2008): Article 1.

Macher, J.T., D.C. Mowery and A. Di Minin. "The ‘Non-Globalization’ of Innovation in the Semiconductor Industry." California Management Review, 50, 1 (2007): 217-242.

Burton, M., J.T. Macher and J.W. Mayo. "Understanding Participation in Social Programs: Why Don’t Households Pick up the Lifeline?." B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy (Topics), 7, 1 (2007): Article 1.

Macher, J.T. and C.S. Boerner. "Experience and Scale and Scope Economies: Tradeoffs and Performance in Development." Strategic Management Journal, 27, 9 (2006): 845-865.

Macher, J.T. "Technological Development and the Boundaries of the Firm: An Knowledge-Based Examination in Semiconductor Manufacturing." Management Science, 52, 6 (2006): 826-843.

Henisz, W.J. and J.T. Macher. "Firm- and Country-Level Tradeoffs and Contingencies in the Evaluation of Foreign Investment: The Semiconductor Industry, 1994-2002." Organization Science, 15, 6 (2004): 537-554.

Macher, J.T. and B.D. Richman. "Organizational Responses to Discontinuous Innovation: A Case Study Approach." International Journal of Innovation Management, 8, 1 (2004): 87-114.

Macher, J.T. and D.C. Mowery. "Managing’ Learning by Doing: An Empirical Study in Semiconductor Manufacturing." Journal of Product Innovation Management, 20, 5 (2003): 391-410.

Macher, J.T., D.C. Mowery and T.S. Simcoe. "eBusiness and the Semiconductor Industry Value Chain: Implications for Vertical Specialization and Integrated Semiconductor Manufacturers." Industry and Innovation, 9, 3 (2002): 155-181.

J.T. Macher, D.C. Mowery and D.A. Hodges. "“Reversal of fortune? The Recovery of the U.S. Semiconductor Industry." California Management Review, 41, 1 (1998): 107-136.

Articles in Books (5) Leiblein, M.J. and J.T. Macher. "The Problem Solving Perspective: A Strategic Approach to Understanding Environment and Organization." The Economic Institutions of Strategy – Advances in Strategic Management, 97-120. 26, 2009.

Macher, J.T., D.C. Mowery and A. Di Minin. "Semiconductors." Innovation in Global Industries: U.S. Firms Competing in a New World, 118-169. Washington, DC: National Academy of Sciences, 2008.

Macher, J.T. and D.C. Mowery. "Vertical Specialization and Industry Structure in High Technology Industries." Business Strategy over the Industry Lifecycle – Advances in Strategic Management, 317-356. Oxford, UK: Elsevier, 2004.

Boerner, C.S., J.T. Macher, and D.J. Teece. "Organizational Learning in Economics." Handbook of Organizational Learning and Knowledge, 89-117. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2001.

Macher, J.T., D.C. Mowery and D.A. Hodges. "Semiconductors." U.S. Industry in 2000: Studies in Competitive Performance, 245-286. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1999.

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