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Mark J. McCabe, PhD


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Curriculum Vitae
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  • Ph.D. in Applied Economics, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • M.S. in Technology and Policy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • A.B. in Environmental Studies, Brown University

In addition to his consulting work at applEcon, Dr. McCabe is a lecturer at Boston University's Questrom School of Business, and a Professor at SKEMA Business School, in Sophia Antipolis, France. He was previously an adjunct Associate Professor at the School of Information, University of Michigan, and also taught courses at the University's Ross School of Business. He is also currently affiliated with the Sloan Industry Studies Program.

Dr. McCabe began his professional career in Washington, DC as an economist in the Antitrust Division at the US Department of Justice, and later moved to Atlanta as an Assistant Professor in the School of Economics at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He has taught courses on Industrial Organization, Antitrust and Regulation, Microeconomic Theory, and Information Economics.

His research in the field of industrial organization currently focuses on the economics of digital information goods markets (with a particular interest in scientific publishing) and the implications of the online environment for competition policy. His research has been published in various scholarly journals, including the American Economic Review, the Rand Journal of Economics, the Review of Economics and Statistics, and has been supported by grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the NET Institute, and the Open Society Institute.

Dr. McCabe began consulting on antitrust matters after leaving the Department of Justice in 1998. His experience includes merger, price-fixing, and monopolization cases in a variety of industries, including chemicals, entertainment, health services, online advertising, publishing, software, and transportation. He is a member of the State Center's Panel of Economists, which assists State Attorneys General in their enforcement of consumer protection and competition policy laws at the state level. Dr. McCabe is fluent in German.

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