Profile Summary

I am currently professor of management, economics and public policy at Boston University’s School of Management where I chair the Markets, Public Policy and Law Department. I am also a professor of economics (by courtesy) in the the College of Arts and Sciences Economics Department.
Prior to coming to BU in August 2009, I was the Mannix Professor of Health Care Finance and Economics and also the Chair of the Economics Department at Case’s Weatherhead School of Management. Before arriving at Case in 1998, I was an assistant and associate professor at MIT’s Sloan School of Management (1989-1997); and prior to that was an assistant professor in the Economics Department at the University of Texas at Austin (1985-1988).
I am 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. I have published papers in many academic journals including: The American Economic Review, The Journal of Political Economy, The Quarterly Journal of Economics, The Review of Economics and Statistics, The Journal of Health Economics, The Journal of Labor Economics, The Journal of Public Economics, and The Journal of Economics, Behavior and Organizations, The Journal of Economic Perspectives and the Journal of Economic Literature. Articles about my research have appeared in in the New York Times, The Financial Times, and the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
In 2012, I won the Arrow Award for the best paper in health economics given by the International Health Economics Association for "Unhealthy Insurance Markets: Search Frictions and The Cost and Quality of Health Insurance" (joint with Randall Cebul, Lowell Taylor and Mark Votruba). In 2004, I won The Health Care Research Award: from the National Institute of Health Care Management for a paper (joint with Marty Gaynor and Lowell Taylor) “Physician Incentives in HMOs.”

  • Education Open or Close

    Ph D, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Economics, 1985.

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    Journal Articles:

      Rebitzer, J., Frandsen, B., Joynt, K., & Jha, A. (2015). Care Fragmentation, Quality and Costs Among Chronically Ill Patients. The American Journal of Managed Care, 5(21), 355-62.See Publication on Line

      Rebitzer, J., Taylor, L. J. , Cebul, R., & Votruba, M. (2011). Unhealthy Insurance Markets: The Effect of Search Frictions on the Cost and Quality of Health Insurance. American Economic Review, 101(5), 29.

      Frandsen, B., & Rebitzer, J. Structuring Incentives Within Organizations: The Case of Accountable Care Organizations. Journal of Law, Economics and Organizations,

    Book Chapters:

      Rebitzer, J. (2015). in The Affordable Care Act and Commercial Health Insurance Markets: Fixing What's Broken Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

      Rebitzer, J., & Taylor, L. J. (2011). in "Extrinsic Rewards and Intrinsic Motives: Standard and Behavioral Approaches to Agency in Labor Markets" Handbook of Labor Economics : Elsevier, pp 73.

      Rebitzer, J. (Accepted). in "Organizational Economics and Physician Practices" in the Encyclopedia of Health Economics Oxford: Elsevier.

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    Invited Lectures:

      Rebitzer, J. (Author Only). International Industrial Organization Conference, Discussant, Rising Stars Session of International Industrial Org. Conference, International Industrial Organization Conference, Boston, MA. (April 4, 2015).

  • General ServiceOpen or Close

    Service to the School:

      Local, QST, Navigator. (January 1, 2015 - Present).
      I am the navigator for all our junior faculty in MPPL

    Service to the Profession:

      International, Professional/To the Academy, Committee Member, International Health Economics Association. (February 1, 2015 - Present).
      Organizing Committee to bring Interational Health Economics Association Meetings to Boston in 2017

  • Awards and HonorsOpen or Close

    MBA Professor of the Year Award for Cohort B, BU School of Management, Teaching. (May 2, 2013).

    Students in cohort B select the best professor from their first year in the MBA program.

    Everett V. Lord Distinguished Faculty Scholar, Boston University School of Management, Research. (January 1, 2012).
    Award given to support and recognize research contribution of faculty at BU's SMG

    20th Annual Kenneth J Arrow Award for best paper in health economics, International Health Economics Association, Research. (December 21, 2012).
    Best English language paper in health economics published in 2011 for "Unhealthy Insurance Markets: Search Frictions and the Cost and Quality of Health Insurance" American Economic Review, 2011.

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