Professor Rebitzer is Professor Management, Economics and Public Policy and Chair of the Markets, Public Policy and Law department at the Boston University School of Management. Until 2009 he was the Carlton Professor of Economics and the Chair of the Economics Department at Case's Weatherhead School of Management. Before coming to Case in 1998, Rebitzer 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 (1985-1998). In addition to his association with IZA, Rebitzer is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Levy Economics Institute and an Affiliate of the Sloan Industry Centers Project.

Professor Rebitzer's research and teaching focus on organizational economics with a special emphasis on behavioral issues in the economics of human resource systems. Much of his recent research concerns the effect of incentive systems and organizational fragmentation on the cost and quality of health care and health insurance.

Rebitzer has 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 Labor Economics, The Journal of Public Economics, and The Journal of Economics, Behavior and Organizations and the Journal of Economic Literature.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in September 2005.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5058
published in: O. Ashenfelter and D. Card (eds.), Handbook of Labor Economics, Vol. 4A, Chapter 8, Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2011
IZA Discussion Paper No. 2353
published in: Journal of Labor Economics, 2007, 25(2), 201-229
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1851
William E. Encinosa III, Martin Gaynor, James B. Rebitzer
published in: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2007, 62 (2), 187-214
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1799
published in: Review of Economic and Statistics, 2006, 88(3), 472-481