Mario Macis is Full Professor of Economics at Johns Hopkins University, Carey Business School. He is also Affiliate Faculty at the JHU Berman Institute of Bioethics and Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER).

Prof. Macis is an applied economist with a broad range of interests at the intersection of markets, policy, and society. His main focus is on understanding the factors that influence people's support for markets and market-based solutions to social problems, attitudes toward regulation and technology, and the impact of these elements on economic and social outcomes. This includes a strong interest in exploring how incentives, social norms, and moral values shape individual and collective behaviors. His work contributes to the fields of health, labor, development, market design, and managerial economics.

Prof. Macis has been a consultant for the World Bank, the International Labor Organization, the National Marrow Donor Program, the United Nations Development Program, and the World Health Organization. He recently served on a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine committee on A Fairier and More Equitable, Cost-Effective, and Transparent System of Donor Organ Procurement, Allocation, and Distribution. He also contributed to a United Nations report on the social and economic impact of the Zika virus.

Before joining Hopkins, Prof. Macis was a faculty member at the University of Michigan, Ross School of Business. He received his PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago, Department of Economics, and his Laurea in Economics and Social Disciplines (DES) from Bocconi University in Milan, Italy.

Prof. Macis joined IZA as a Research Fellow in September 2008.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 15096
Michael Haylock, Patrick Kampkötter, Mario Macis, Jürgen Sauter, Susanne Seitz, Robert Slonim, Daniel Wiesen, Alexander H. Schmidt
forthcoming in: American Journal of Health Economics, 2024.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 13092
published as ' Expectations, reference points, and compliance with COVID-19 social distancing measures' in: Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, 2023, 103, 101983
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11942
published as 'Incentivized Peer Referrals for Tuberculosis Screening: Evidence from India' in: American Economic Review: Applied Economics, 2023, 15 (1), 259 - 291
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11509
published in: Law and Contemporary Problems, 2018, 81, 83 - 105
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10967
published in: Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, 2023, 32 (3), 583-606
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10187
revised version published as 'Paying for Kidneys? A Randomized Survey and Choice Experiment' in: American Economic Review, 2019, 109 (8), 2855 - 2888
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