Mario Macis

Associate Professor of Economics and Management at the Carey Business School, Johns Hopkins University

Mario Macis (Economics PhD, University of Chicago) is Associate Professor at Johns Hopkins University, Carey Business School, where he also serves as the Academic Program Director of the MS in Health Care Management. He is also Associate Faculty at the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality at the JHU School of Medicine, and Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Prof. Macis' research interests are in pro-social behavior, morally controversial transactions, global health and labor economics. He has conducted large-scale randomized controlled trials in partnership with blood banks (including the American Red Cross) to study the interplay between intrinsic motivation and incentives in pro-social behavior. In recent work at the intersection of economics and bioethics, he studies attitudes toward morally controversial economic transactions such as payments for human organs for transplantation. In ongoing work, he is running a field experiment that taps into people's social networks in India to improve tuberculosis detection. In other research he analyzed the effects of international trade on wages, and the effect of female CEOs and executives on wage policies and firm performance.

Prof. Macis'research has received several competitive grants, including grants from the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health and the World Bank's Strategic Impact Evaluation Fund. In 2015, Prof. Macis received an early-career Catalyst Award from Johns Hopkins University. He has been a consultant for the World Bank, the International Labor Organization and the National Marrow Donor Program.

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