James B.  Rebitzer

Peter and Deborah Wexler Professor of Management

Questrom School of Business

Boston University

Rafik B. Hariri Building
595 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215



Website: Boston University faculty profile

Issues: Innovation and Economic Growth

About James B. Rebitzer

James Rebitzer is the Peter and Deborah Wexler Professor of Management at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business. He is a professor of economics (by courtesy) in the College of Arts and Sciences Economics Department. Professor Rebitzer’s research focuses on organizational economics with a special emphasis on behavioral issues in the economics of human resource systems. Much of his recent work concerns organizational issues in the US healthcare system.


Professor Rebitzer is 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. He was the founding chair of the Markets, Public Policy and Law Department from 2009 through 2018 at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business.


Professor 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 Health Economics, The Journal of Labor Economics, The Journal of Public Economics, The Rand Journal of Economics, The Journal of Economics, Behavior and Organizations, The Journal of Economic Perspectives and the Journal of Economic Literature. Articles about his research have appeared in the New York Times, the Financial Times, and the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

B.S., Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana
Ph.D., Economics, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 1985