John Mayo

John Mayo
Professor of Economics, Business and Public Policy
Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business

John W. Mayo is a Professor of Economics, Business and Public Policy in Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. His research interests lie in the areas of industrial organization, regulation and antitrust, and, more generally, 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, the Yale Journal on Regulation, the Review of Economics and Statistics, the Journal of Industrial Economics, and the Journal of Regulatory Economics. He is also 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."

Professor Mayo has held a number of senior administrative positions at Georgetown including a term as the Dean of the McDonough School of Business from 2002-2004. Additionally, he has been the Chief Economist, U.S. Senate Small Business Committee (Democratic Staff) and has served as an advisor and consultant to both public and private agencies including the U.S. Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, the U.S. Department of Energy, AT&T, MCI, Sprint, Verizon, the Tennessee Valley Authority and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Professor Mayo has participated in a number of regulatory and antitrust proceedings and has testified before both federal and state legislative and regulatory bodies on a number of matters, including monopolization, price fixing, mergers, and regulatory pricing policy. Professor Mayo’s research and or interviews have appeared in the popular press, including the Washington Post, New York Times, Financial Times, USA Today and the San Francisco Chronicle.

Professor Mayo also serves as the Executive Director for the Center on Business and Public Policy, which he founded on in 2002. The Center seeks to engage scholars, policymakers and business people in dialog and debate regarding modern issues at the nexus of business and public policy.

Recent Events and Presentations

May 7, 2021

ITIF and Competition Policy International hosted the fifth in a series of discussions on “dynamic antitrust,” in which Aurelien Portuese, ITIF’s director of antitrust and innovation policy, sits down with leading scholars and antitrust enforcers in Washington, Brussels, and elsewhere to discuss the path forward in making antitrust a foundation for innovation.

October 19, 2007

A distinguished panel of experts discuss the state of broadband competition, how public policy can spur cutting-edge, “killer apps,” and the kind of policies needed to enable America to full advantage of broadband.