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Jeffrey MacKie-Mason, PhD

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  • Ph.D. in Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • M.P.P. in Public Policy, University of Michigan
  • A.B. in Environmental Policy, Dartmouth College, summa cum laude

Jeffrey MacKie-Mason joined the faculty of the University of California, Berkeley, in 2015, where he is Professor of Economics, and Professor of Information. He serves as the University Librarian and Chief Digital Scholarship Officer. 

Professor MacKie-Mason is dean emeritus of the School of Information at the University of Michigan, where he served on the faculty for 29 years. He is also the Arthur W. Burks Collegiate Professor Emeritus of Information and Computer Science, Professor Emeritus of Economics, and Professor Emeritus of Public Policy, all at the University of Michigan.  

Professor MacKie-Mason was the founding Director of the University of Michigan STIET Program, which unites more than 30 faculty and more than 30 doctoral students in research combining economics and computer science to advance social computing, e-commerce, and the beneficial uses of the Internet. He has more than 80 peer-reviewed publications in industrial organization, digital information and Internet economics, computer science, and other areas, including corporate finance and taxation.

Professor MacKie-Mason has been consulting and testifying on liability, damages, and policy issues for antitrust and regulatory matters since the early 1980's. He specializes in high-tech industries, with extensive experience in the Internet, e-commerce, computer software, hardware and services, telecommunications, high-volume copiers, and media. Professor MacKie-Mason has testified by deposition and/or at trial in over two dozen federal cases, including at trial for the plaintiffs in ITS v. Kodak; for the defendant in Tricom v. EDS; for the plaintiffs in Valassis v. News America Corp.; for the defendant in The Service Source v. Office Depot; and for the plaintiffs in the California class action against Microsoft Corp., which ended in a $1.1 billion settlement for California consumers. He has also submitted reports and testimony in numerous regulatory proceedings, and provided antitrust economics advice to many other clients. He was on two advisory boards to the National Science Foundation, several journal editorial boards, and has testified before and advised the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. 

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