James B. Rebitzer

Professor of Management, Economics and Public Policy

Everett V. Lord Distinguished Faculty Scholar

Boston University School of Management

 

 I.        Principal Fields of Interest

 

II.     Academic Positions

III.   Education:

 

IV.  Teaching Experience

 

 V.     Publications

A. Journal Articles (refereed)

  1. Frandsen, Brigham and Rebitzer, James B. “Structuring Incentives Within Organizations: The Case of Accountable Care Organizations”, Journal of Law, Economics and Organizations (accepted March 2014)
  2. Cebul, R. Rebitzer, J. Taylor, L. and Votruba, M. “Unhealthy Insurance Markets: Search Frictions and the Cost and Quality of Health Insurance." American Economic Review (August 2011).  For press and blog discussion of this paper see my web page.  Winner of the Kenneth J. Arrow Award for best paper in health economics.
  3. Rebitzer, James B., Mari Rege, and Christopher Shepard. "Influence, Information Overload and Information Technology in Health Care." Advances in Health Economics and Health Services Research, 19, (2008).
  4. Cebul, Randall, James B. Rebitzer, Lowell J. Taylor, and Mark Votruba. 2008. "Organizational Fragmentation and Care Quality in the Us Health Care System." Journal of Economic Perspectives (November 2008).
  5. Javitt, J. Rebitzer, J. and Reisman, L. “Information Technology and Medical Missteps: Evidence from a Randomized Trial,” Journal of Health Economics" 27(23):585-602 (May 2008)
  6. Rebitzer, J. and Taylor L., “When Knowledge is an Asset: Explaining the Organizational Structure of Large Law Firms,” Journal of Labor Economics, 25(2) (April 2007).
  7. Encinosa, W., Gaynor, M. and Rebitzer, J. “The Sociology of Groups and the Economics of Incentives: Theory and Evidence On Incentives in Medical Groups,Journal of Economic Behavior and Organizations, (February 2007)
  8. Fallick, Bruce, Fleischman, Charles A., et al. (2006). "Job-Hopping in Silicon Valley: Some Evidence Concerning the Microfoundations of a High-Technology Cluster." Review of Economics and Statistics 88(3): 472-481.
  9. Cooper, D and Rebitzer J.  “Managed Care and Physician Incentives: The Effects of Competition on the Cost and Quality of Care?” Contributions to Economic Analysis and Policy.  Berkeley Economic Press (July 2006). http://www.bepress.com/bejeap/contributions/vol5/iss1/art16
  10. Gaynor, M., Rebitzer, J and Taylor L. “Physician Incentives in HMOsJournal of Political Economy (August 2004)
  11. Nagan, D., Rebitzer J., Taylor, L., Sanders, S. “Monitoring, Motivation and Management: The Determinants of Opportunistic Behavior in a Field ExperimentAmerican Economic Review (September 2002)
  12. Landers, R., Rebitzer J., and Taylor, L. “Rat Race Redux: Adverse Selection in The Determination of Work Hours in Law Firms,” The American Economic Review (June 1996). 
  13. Rebitzer, J. and Taylor, L., “Efficiency Wages and Employment Rents: The Employer Size Wage Effect in The Job Market for Lawyers,” The Journal of Labor Economics (October 1995).
  14. Rebitzer, J. “Is There a Trade-Off Between Supervision and Wages? An Empirical Test of Efficiency Wage Theory.Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization (1995)
  15. Tsuru T. and Rebitzer, J, “The Limits of Enterprise Unionism: Prospects for Continued Union Decline in Japan,” British Journal of Industrial Relations (September 1995).
  16. Rebitzer, J. and Taylor, L., “The Consequences of Minimum Wage Laws: Some New Theoretical Ideas,The Journal of Public Economics (1995) Vol. 56.
  17. Rebitzer, J. and Taylor, L., “Do Labor Markets Provide Enough Short Hour Jobs? An Economic Analysis of Work Hours and Work Incentives”, Economic Inquiry (April 1995) Vol. 33, no 2.
  18. Rebitzer, J., “Job Safety and Contract Workers in the U.S. Petrochemical Industry,”  Industrial Relations (January 1995).
  19. Rebitzer, J., “Structural, Microeconomic and Institutional Explanations for Union Decline in the United States”  Economic Review (January 1994).
  20. Kochan, T., Smith, M.,  Wells, J.,  and Rebitzer, J., “Managing the Safety of Contingent Workers: A Study of Contract Workers in the Petrochemical Industry,” Human Resource Management (Spring 1994).
  21. Rebitzer, J., “Radical Political Economy and the Economics of Labor MarketsJournal of Economic Literature (September 1993).
  22. Rebitzer, J. and Robinson, M., “Employer Size and Dual Labor Markets,The Review of Economics and Statistics (November 1991).
  23. Rebitzer, J. and Taylor, L., “A Model of Dual Labor Markets When Product Demand is Uncertain,” Quarterly Journal of Economics (November 1991).
  24. Rebitzer, J., “Unemployment, Long-term Employment Relations and the Determination of Unit Labor Cost Growth,”  The International Review of Applied Economics (June 1989).
  25. Rebitzer, J., “Unemployment, Long-term Employment Relations and Productivity Growth,” The Review of Economics and Statistics. (November 1987).
  26. Rebitzer, J., “Establishment Size and Job Tenure,” Industrial Relations  (Fall 1986).
  27. Herendeen, R., Kary, T., and Rebitzer, J. “Energy Analysis of the Solar Power Satellite,Science vol. 205 (August 3, 1979).

 

B. Articles (Non-refereed)

  1. Rebitzer, J.  “Comment on  Job Characteristics, Wages and the Employment Contract” Review of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis,  Volume 81, No. 2, May/June 1999,
  2. Rebitzer, J. and Taylor, L. “Efficiency Wages and Employment Rents: The Employer Size Wage Effect in the Market for Lawyers,” Industrial Relations Research Association: Proceedings of the Forty-Fifth Annual Meeting January 1993).
  3. Rebitzer, J. and Kochan, T., “The Management of Contract Workers and the Risks of Accidents: Evidence from the Petrochemical Industry,” Industrial Relations Research Association: Proceedings of the Forty-Fourth Annual Meeting January 1992.
  4. Rebitzer, J. “Unemployment, Labor Relations and Unit Labor Costs,” The American Economic Review (May, 1988). 

C. Chapters in Edited Volumes.

  1. “The Affordable Care Act and Commercial Health Insurance Markets: Fixing What’s Broken?” (Accepted 2013 to be published in a conference volume 2014)

  1. Rebitzer, J and Votruba, M. “Organizational Economics and Physician Practices”, Encyclopedia of Health Economics, Elsevier Limited (accepted February 2013, to be published 2014)
  2. Rebitzer, J. and Taylor L. "Extrinsic Rewards and Intrinsic Motives: Standard and Behavioral Approaches to Agency and Labor Markets" in Handbook of Labor Economics, (2011).
  3. Cooper, D and Rebitzer J. “The Economics of Physician Incentives in Managed Care Organizations” Consumer Choice: Social Welfare and Health Policy, eds. R Rich and C. Erb.Transaction Press: New Jersey (2005).
  4. Rebitzer, J. “Job Safety and Contract Workers in the U.S. Petrochemical Industry,”  reprinted in Contingent Work: American Employment Relations in Transition, ed. By Kathleen Barker and Kathleen" Christensen.  Cornell University Press: Ithaca NY 1998
  5. Landers, R., Rebitzer J. and Taylor, L. “Work Norms and Professional Labor Markets,” in Gender and Family Issues in the Workplace  edited by Francine Blau and Ronald Ehrenberg, Russell Sage Foundation, 1997.
  6. Landers, R., Rebitzer J. and Taylor, L. “Human Resource Practices and the Demographic Transformation of Professional Labor Markets,” in Broken Ladders: Managerial Careers in the New Economy, Oxford University Press, Paul Osterman, ed.  1996.
  7. Rebitzer, J., “Efficiency Wages and Implicit Contracts:  An Institutional and Historical Evaluation,” in Microeconomic Issues in Labor Economics: New Approaches edited by Robert Drago and Richard Perlman.  Sussex England: Wheatsheaf Books Ltd (1989).

 D. Comments, Policy Briefs, OP-Eds, and Popular Writing.

  1. Cebul, R. Rebitzer J., Taylor L. and Votruba M. "The Public Insurance Option and Small Business" Cleveland Plain Dealer 9/6/09
  2. Rebitzer, J., and Cooper D. “Physician Incentives in Managed Care Organizations” Public Policy Brief, Levy Institute (October 2002)
  3. Rebitzer, James B.; " Ownership, Incentives and Control in New Biotechnology Firms," The new relationship: Human capital in the American corporation, 2000, pp. 327-33, Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press AN: 0602068
  4. Rebitzer, J. “Are Profits Good Medicine for Medicine?  Comments on Cutler and Horwitz and Sloan et.al’s. Studies of Hospital Conversions” in Not For Profit Hospitals, ed. by David Cutler, University of Chicago Press, 1999.

E. Working Papers, Work In Progress and Teaching Cases.

VI.  Grants, Awards and Honors.

 

VII.  Memberships and Professional Activities.

VIII.        Conferences and Scholarly Presentations (Since 1989).

A.     Presentations

 

B.           Other Activities 

 

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email: rebitzer@bu.edu.
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