Research Associate James B. Rebitzer is the Frank Tracy Carlton Professor of Economics and chair of the economics department at the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University, and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.

His research interests include the economics of organizations and employment relationships, labor economics, health economics, and behavioral economics. Recent publications include:

  • "The Sociology of Groups and the Economics of Incentives: Theory and Evidence on Incentives in Medical Groups" (with W. Encinosa and M. Gaynor), Journal of Economic Behavior and Organizations (forthcoming);
  • "Physician Incentives in HMOs" (with M. Gaynor and L. Taylor), Journal of Political Economy, which won the National Institute of Health Care Management's Health Care Research Award for best health-management research in 2004;
  • "Monitoring, Motivation, and Management: The Determinants of Opportunistic Behavior in a Field Experiment," American Economic Review, 2002.

Rebitzer has been a member of the editorial board of The American Economic Review and Industrial Relations, and serves as a referee for a number of scholarly journals, including American Economic Review, Economic Journal, Economica, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organizations, Quarterly Journal of Economics, and Review of Economics and Statistics.

He has been a member of the faculty at MIT's Sloan School of Management and the University of Texas at Austin. Rebitzer received a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.


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James B. Rebitzer
Research Associate
Levy Economics Institute of Bard College
Annandale-on-Hudson NY US 12504-5000
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