Mario Macis

Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School, USA, and IZA, Germany

I was excited and honored to be part of this project. Disseminating research findings among academics and improving accessibility to policymakers is crucial. This makes IZA’s innovative World of Labor series an important tool to ensure that we reach as large an audience as possible

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School (August 2016–); Academic Program Director, MS Health Care Management, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School (August 2016–); Associate Faculty, Armstrong Institute, Johns Hopkins Medicine (2012–)

Research interest

Labor economics, health economics, global health, pro-social behavior, morally controversial transactions, ethics and economics

Past positions

Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School (August 2010–July 2016); Assistant Professor, Business Economics and Public Policy, University of Michigan Ross School of Business (July 2007–July 2010)


PhD Economics, University of Chicago, 2007

Selected publications

  • Social Economics: Current and Emerging Avenues. MIT Press (forthcoming) (co-editor with J. Costa-Font).

  • “Exports and wages: Rent sharing, workforce composition or returns to skills?” Journal of Labor Economics 34:4 (2016): 945–978 (with F. Schivardi).

  • “Do unemployment benefits promote or hinder job reallocation?” Journal of Development Economics 93 (2010): 109–125 (with T. Boeri).

  • “Sacred values? The effect of information on attitudes toward payments for human organs.” American Economic Review (Papers and Proceedings) 105:5 (2015): 361–365 (with J. Elias and N. Lacetera).

  • “Economic rewards to motivate blood donations.” Science 340:6135 (2013): 927–928 (with N. Lacetera and R. Slonim).