Mario Macis, PhD

Mario Macis, PhD

Associate Professor

Academic Discipline: Economics

Teaching Interests Include:
Human Resources Management and Personnel Economics

The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
100 International Drive
Baltimore, MD 21202

Phone: (410) 234-9431
Fax: (410) 234-9439



Mario Macis, PhD (Economics, University of Chicago) is an Associate Professor in the research track with expertise in the areas of labor and human resources economics, health economics and experimental economics. Prior to joining Carey, he was Assistant Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy at the University of Michigan, Ross School of Business. Dr. Macis is  Associate Faculty at the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA). Since 2012, he is co-Editor of the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) Labor and Organizations & Markets Abstracts eJournals.

Honors & Distinctions

  • Johns Hopkins University Alumni Association Excellence in Teaching Award, 2013.
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) Grant for “Field Experiments on Incentives and Blood Donations”, 2009-12 (Collaborative grants # 0851602 and # 0851587; Co-PIs: Nicola Lacetera and Robert Slonim).
  • Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health Faculty Grant in Global Health Research (with Jessica Goldberg, Jason Farley and Pradeep Chintagunta).

Selected Publications

  • Exports and Wages: Rent Sharing, Workforce Composition or Returns to Skills? Journal of Labor Economics, forthcoming (with Fabiano Schivardi)
  • Rewarding Volunteers: A Field Experiment, Management Science, 2014, 60(5), pp. 1107-1129 (with Nicola Lacetera and Robert Slonim) 
  • Economic Rewards to Motivate Blood DonationsScience, 24 May 2013, Vol. 340: 927-928 (with Nicola Lacetera and Robert Slonim)
  • Removing Financial Barriers To Organ and Bone Marrow Donation: The Effect Of Leave And Tax Legislation In The US, Journal of Health Economics, 2014, 33, pp. 43-56. (with Nicola Lacetera and Sarah Stith)
  • Will There Be Blood? Incentives and Displacement Effects in Pro-Social BehaviorAmerican Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 2012, 4 (1): 186-223 (with Nicola Lacetera and Robert Slonim)
  • Do Unemployment Benefits Promote or Hinder Job Reallocation?, Journal of Development Economics 2010, 93: 109-125 (with Tito Boeri)

Works In Progress

  • Leveraging Patients’ Social Networks to Improve Tuberculosis Detection in India: A Field Experiment (with Jessica Goldberg and Pradeep Chintagunta)
  • Inequality and Employment Effects of Centralized Wage Bargaining: Evidence from Italy
  • Gender Gaps in Wages and Promotions, and Firm Performance: Do Female Executives Make a Difference? (with Luca Flabbi and Fabiano Schivardi)
  • Quality Improvement in Primary Health Care Centers in Nigeria (with F. Dunsch and D. Evans)
  • Motivating Cord Blood Donation (with Daniela Grieco and Nicola Lacetera)