Senior Scholar James R. Rebitzer, Ph.D. Receives Award for Excellence in Health Care Research

By | February 1, 2005

Dr. Rebtizer, the Frank Tracey Carlton Professor and Chair of Economics at Weatherhead School of Management, received an award for excellence in original and creative health care research from the National Institute for Health Care Management Research and Educational Foundation at its Eleventh Annual Award dinner in Washington, D.C. on November 1st. The award was given to Professor Rebitzer and his co-authors Martin Gaynor and Lowell Taylor of Carnegie Mellon University for their paper “Physician Incentives in Health Maintenance Organizations”, which appeared in the August 2004 issue of the Journal of Political Economy. The paper examines how physicians respond to financial incentives to reduce health care costs. The winning paper was selected by a panel of leading health care experts and was accompanied by a $5,000 prize.National Institute for Health Care Management Research and Educational Foundation, Physician Incentives in Health Maintenance Organizations