How Firms Influence Government

March 22, 2011

Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy to Present Faculty Research on the Influence Firms Have Over Governments at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, March 28th 

WHAT:        
Associate Professor Jeffrey Macher and Professor John Mayo of Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business will present their research on firm, industry, and country-level determinants of firms’ influence on governmental decision-making at a lunch seminar hosted by Georgetown’s Center for Business and Public Policy.
           
Issues addressed include how firm size impacts government influence, the relationship between political diversity and firm influence, and if firms in more concentrated industries have more influence than firms in less concentrated industries.
 
WHEN:         
Monday, March 28, 2011, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.
 
WHERE:      
Georgetown University McDonough School of Business
37th & O Streets, NW
Rafik B. Hariri Building, Fisher Colloquium
Washington, D.C.
 
RSVP:          
 
Media who are interested in covering the event should contact Teresa Mannix, director of media relations, at (202) 687-4080 or tmm53@georgetown.edu.
 
BACKGROUND:  
Jeffrey Macher is an associate professor of strategy and economics at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business and the director of Georgetown’s Center for Business and Public Policy. He teaches courses in microeconomics, competitive strategy, and the management of technology and innovation. Macher previously has worked for Braxton Associate (a strategy consulting firm now part of Deloitte Consulting), IBM, and Motorola. Macher earned a Ph.D from the University of California – Berkeley, an MBA from Dartmouth College, and a BSE from the University of Michigan.

John Mayo, executive director for the McDonough School of Business Center for Business and Public Policy and a professor of economics, business, and public policy. His research interests include industrial organization, regulation, and antitrust, as well as the application of microeconomics to public policy. He has published roughly 50 articles in economics, law, and public policy journals including the RAND Journal of Economics, the Journal of Law and Economics, and the Yale Journal on Regulation. He also is the author of numerous book chapters and monographs and is the co-author of a comprehensive text, “Government and Business: The Economics of Antitrust and Regulation.” Mayo earned a Ph.D. and M.A. in economics from Washington University in St. Louis, as well as a B.A. in economics from Hendrix College.
 
About Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business
Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business is a premier business school located at the center of world politics and business in Washington, D.C. Some 1,400 undergraduates, 1,000 MBA students, and 500 participants in executive education programs study business with an intensive focus on leadership and a global perspective. Founded in 1957, the business school today resides in the new Rafik B. Hariri Building, a state-of-the-art facility that blends the tradition of Georgetown University with forward-thinking functionality. For more information about Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, visit http://msb.georgetown.edu.
 
About the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy
The Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy is an academic, non-partisan research center whose mission is to engage scholars, business people and policymakers in relevant inquiries and dialogue to impact key business, economic and public policy issues confronting American and international businesses today. Housed at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, the center was created in 2002 to encourage thoughtful discussion and to document and disseminate knowledge on a range of issues in the public interest..
 
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