Mario Macis

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

Mario Macis (Economics PhD, University of Chicago) is Professor of Economics and Management at the Johns Hopkins University, Carey Business School. He is also Affiliate Faculty at the JHU Berman Institute of Bioethics, Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and Research Fellow at the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA). Prof. Macis is an applied economist and his work focuses on how economic incentives interact with psychological factors and social norms to drive individual behavior and policy-relevant outcomes. He studied the role of economic incentives in shaping prosocial behavior (with a focus on blood donation), individual preferences for policy options to regulate morally controversial exchanges (particularly payments to organ donors), and behavioral interventions and incentives to induce behavioral change in health-related contexts. He is also interested in various topics in labor and development economics. Prof. Macis has been a consultant for the World Bank, the International Labor Organization, the National Marrow Donor Program, and the United Nations Development Programme. His studies were funded by several funding agencies, including the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. In 2015, Prof. Macis received an early-career Catalyst Award from Johns Hopkins University.