Jeffrey K. MacKie-Mason is the Dean for the School of Information, the Arthur W. Burks Collegiate Professor of Information and Computer Science at the University of Michigan, a professor in the School of Information, a professor in the School of Public Policy, and a professor in the Department of Economics. He is also the founding director of the Program for Research on the Information Economy (PRIE), now known as STIET, at the U-M.
MacKie-Mason is well known for his pioneering work on the economics of the Internet. In recent years he has focused on developing the area of incentive-centered design for information systems, a multi-disciplinary approach that draws on microeconomics, game theory,computer science and psychology. He also works on the economics of competition in high-technology markets. He was the research director for the first large-scale field experiment on electronic commerce for network access to scholarly journals (PEAK). He has consulted to Hewlett-Packard, AT&T, Sun Microsystems, America OnLine, EDS, Bell Atlantic, Intergraph, GTE and other information technology companies. He has also advised the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, and other government agencies. His publications appear in scholarly journals in the areas of economics, computer science, operations research, and library science, reflecting the multidisciplinary nature of his research.