James B.  Rebitzer

Professor of Management, Economics and Public Policy
Chair, Business Policy and Law

School of Management

Boston University

595 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

(617) 353-4605


Website: Boston University faculty profile

Issues: Innovation and Economic Growth

About James B. Rebitzer

Professor Rebitzer joined Boston University in August 2009; previously he was the Mannix Professor of Health Care Finance and Economics and the Chair of the Economics Department at the Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management. Prior to this, he was Associate Professor at MIT’s Sloan School of Management and Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Austin.

Professor Rebitzer's research and teaching focus on organizational economics with a special emphasis on behavioral issues in the economics of human resource systems and the effect of incentives. Much of his recent research focuses on the effect that fragmented delivery and insurance systems have on the cost and quality of health care.

Professor Rebitzer is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Levy Economics Institute, a research fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) and Cornell's Compensation Research Institute, and also an Affiliate of the Sloan Industry Centers Project. In 2004 he won the Health Care Research Award from the National Institute of Health Care Management.

B.S., Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana
Ph.D., Economics, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 1985

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