McDonough School of Business

Strategy, Economics, Ethics, and Public Policy

The Strategy, Economics, Ethics, and Public Policy Area is dedicated to forging and disseminating an improved understanding of the firm and its interaction with the external environment beyond the market. Students are prepared for careers at the intersection of business and politics, regulation, and society.

The strategy, economics, ethics, and public policy faculty includes expertise in telecommunications policy, leadership, trade, and corporate social responsibility.

The area includes individuals whose primary research and teaching interests lie in economics, international business, international political economy, organizational theory and strategy.


The Strategy, Economics, Ethics, and Public Policy Area draws strength from multiple disciplines. We are home to economists, political scientists, strategists, organizational theorists, political philosophers, and ethicists. Our research interests include applied economic analysis, competitive and corporate strategy, economic and political analysis of public policy, international economics, political theory, and business ethics.

The area’s economic, political science, and strategy scholars have expertise and experience in a number of industries, including telecommunications, railroads, pharmaceuticals, electricity, cement, legal services, venture capital, private equity, semiconductors, and biopharmaceuticals, along with topical expertise and experience in regulation, antitrust, innovation, and international trade policy formation. The area’s political philosophers and ethicists explore both positive and normative elements of ethical behavior of managers and the ethical problems that arise in a regulated market economy (e.g., federal white-collar criminal law and enforcement policy).

Strategy, Economics, Ethics, and Public Policy Faculty

Sahar Akhtar

Associate Teaching Professor.

Paul Almeida

Dean and William R. Berkley Chair, School of Business
Dean, William R. Berkley Chair, Professor of Strategy

David An

Adjunct Faculty

Anthony Annan

Associate Professor of the Practice

Heather Berry


Jason Brennan

Robert J. and Elizabeth Flanagan Family Professor

Jasmina Chauvin

Assistant Professor

Tian Chen

Visiting Associate Teaching Professor

Timothy DeStefano

Associate Research Professor

Kenneth Dodelin

Adjunct Lecturer

Arthur Dong

Main Campus Non-Tenure Line – Teaching Professor

Michael Douma

Associate Research Professor and Director, Georgetown Institute for the Study of Markets and Ethics

David Dunahay

Adjunct Faculty

Quentin Dupont

Swan Family Ignatian Assistant Professor

William English

Assistant Professor

David Fahrenkrug

Adjunct Associate Professor – Center for Security Studies (CSS)

Matthew Fleming

Adjunct Professor

Thomas Gage

Adjunct Professor

Scott Ganz

Associate Teaching Professor

Laurien Gilbert

Adjunct Professor

Rahul Gupta

Assistant Professor

John Hasnas

Professor and Director, Georgetown Institute for the Study of Markets and Ethics | Law Center – Special Appointment

Peter Jaworski

Associate Teaching Professor and Faculty Director for the Senior Honors Thesis Program

J Bradford Jensen

McCrane/Shaker Chair in International Business and Director of the Business and Global Affairs Program and Co-Academic Director, International Business and Policy

Yunan Ji

Assistant Professor

Ivana Katic

Visiting Assistant Professor

Anil Khurana

Executive Director of the Baratta Center for Global Business and Research Professor of the Practice

Catherine Langlois

Emeritus Professor | , Main Campus Faculty Ombudsman
Organizational Ombudsman Practitioner

Lizhi Liu

Assistant Professor

Jeffrey Macher

Professor of Strategy, Economics, and Policy and Academic Director of Georgetown’s Center for Business and Public Policy

John W. Mayo

Professor and Elsa Carlson McDonough Chair in Business Administration, and Executive Director of the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy

Paul McCulley

Adjunct Professor

Daniel Mendelson

Adjunct Professor

Nathan Miller

Professor and Strategy, Economics, Ethics, and Public Policy Area Chair

Marcia Mintz

Adjunct Faculty

Ferdinando Monte

Associate Professor

Charles Neimeyer

Adjunct Faculty

Stanley Nollen

Emeritus Faculty

Bill D. Novelli

Distinguished Professor of the Practice Emeritus

Anders Olofsgard

Adjunct Professor

Charly Porcher

Assistant Professor

Brian Prest

Adjunct Faculty

Dennis Quinn

Powers Term Professor in International Business

Mario Ramirez

Professor of the Practice and Managing Director of the BSBGA

Pietra Rivoli

Professor Emerita

Damian Saccocio

Adjunct Faculty

Kenneth Sawka

Associate Teaching Professor.

Ed Soule

Associate Professor

Justin Tosi

Visiting Associate Professor

Stephen Weymouth

Provost’s Distinguished Associate Professor

Mark Whitener

Adjunct Faculty

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“The Kroger-Albertsons merger would create the potential for the combined firm to lower both its distribution costs and the prices it pays wholesalers to acquire its products,” said John Mayo, the Elsa Carlson McDonough Chair of Business Administration and professor of economics, business and public policy at the McDonough School of Business. “If this were to happen, the combined Kroger-Albertsons, with its reduced costs, could become a more formidable competitor to these large competitors.”

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Do Low-income Communities Experience Longer Power Outages Post-Hurricane? New Research Says Yes.

New research from Scott Ganz, associate teaching professor in the McDonough School of Business, suggests that socioeconomically disadvantaged communities experience even more acute power outages in the aftermaths of hurricanes compared to other communities.

October 6, 2023