James Rebitzer - , 

Faculty – James Rebitzer

Peter B. Lewis Building 274

I am a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and the Levy Economics Institute; a research fellow at the IZA (Institute for the Study of Labor), and 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 Economic Perspectives, The Journal of Health Economics, The Journal of Labor Economics, The Journal of Public Economics, and The Journal of Economics, Behavior and Organizations and the Journal of Economic Literature.

PhD, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 1985
BS, University of Illinois at Urbana, 1981

Initially Appointed: 1997

Interests and Courses


Much of my recent research concerns the effect of incentive systems, information technology and organizational structure on the cost and quality of health care and health insurance


My research and teaching focus on organizational economics with a special emphasis on the operation of incentives in human resource systems. At Case I have taught classes in the economics of labor markets, organizational economics, negotiations and human resource management/personnel economics.

Recent Courses and Syllabi

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Selected Publications

  • Cebul, R., Rebitzer, J., Taylor, L., Votruba, M. (2008).
    Organizational Fragmentation and Care Quality in the U.S. Health Care System   (vol. 22, issue 4, pp. 93-113). Journal of Economic Perspectives.


  • Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research. (1999).