Mike Mazzeo,

Mike Mazzeo, PhD

Chair, Board Liaison to the Vernita Gray Council for Philanthropy


Olin Business School – Washington University in St Louis

Mike Mazzeo is the current dean of the Olin Business School at Washington University in St Louis. He began his role as dean and professor of economics at Olin in September 2023, following a 25-year tenure as a researcher, scholar and educator at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. Mazzeo has had a distinguished and prolific career as a researcher, and his work—focused on empirical industrial organization—has been cited thousands of times.

As an educator, Mazzeo has been recognized with teaching awards numerous times for his work as a strategy instructor in Kellogg’s MBA and executive MBA programs. He served as faculty director for their evening and weekend MBA programs and their Master of Science in Management Studies program. From 2017 to 2020, he was also Kellogg’s Senior Associate Dean for Curriculum and Teaching.

As a scholar, Mazzeo has developed new statistical methodologies for examining the relationship between product differentiation and market competition, with insights spanning the airline, banking, healthcare, hospitality, retail and telecommunications industries and applications for both business strategy and antitrust analysis. He serves on the editorial board of the Review of Industrial Organization and is coauthor of Roadside MBA: Back Road Lessons for Entrepreneurs, Executives and Small Business Owners.


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