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University of Michigan School of Information

Jeffrey Mackie Mason

Jeffrey MacKie-Mason

Arthur W Burks Collegiate Professor Emeritus of Information and Computer Science, Professor Emeritus of Information, Dean Emeritus, School of Information, Professor Emeritus of Economics, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts and Professor Emeritus of Public Policy, Gerald R Ford School of Public Policy Email: Phone:
Office: School of Information/4315 North Quad Faculty Role: Emeritus Potential PhD Faculty Advisor: No Personal website Publications and citations


Areas of interest

I do incentive-centered design: combining the social and behavioral sciences of human motivation with computer science to design socially valuable online systems (such as user-contributed content, online markets, internet engineering). 

Honors and awards

University of Michigan Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award, 2010

University Partnership Fellow, IBM, 1998-99, 1999-2000, 2000-2001

National Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford, 1990-91

Joseph A. Livingston Research Scholar, University of Michigan, 1989-90

Collegiate Council Fellow, University of Michigan, 1987-88

National Tax Association Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award, 1986

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship, 1985-86

National Science Foundation Fellowship, 1982-85

Phoenix Memorial Laboratory Energy Research Fellowship, 1981-82

Rackham First Year Graduate Fellowship, 1980-81

Phi Beta Kappa, Highest Distinction Honors, 1980

Andrew W. Mellon Natural Resource Economics Fellowship, 1980

Paul R. Richter Fellowship, 1979-80


AB in Environmental Policy, Dartmouth College

MPP in Public Policy, University of Michigan

PhD in Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology