John Bowblis

Associate Professor & Endres Associate Professor Fellow



Academic Background

  • Ph.D. Rutgers University, Economics, 2008
  • M.A. Rutgers University, Economics, 2004
  • B.S. King's College, Economics, 2002

Academic & Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Farmer School of Business, Miami University (2014-Present).
  • Research Fellow, Scripps Gerontology Center, Miami University (2010-Present).
  • Assistant Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Farmer School of Business, Miami University (2008-2014).
  • Research Economist, Princeton Economics Group (2007-2008).
  • Instructor, Department of Economics, Rutgers University (2003-2008).
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Institute for Health and Health Care Policy and Aging Research, Rutgers University (2003-2008).

Recent Publications

  • Competitive Spillovers and Regulatory Exploitation by Skilled Nursing Facilities. Bowblis, J.R., Brunt, C. S., and Grabowski, D. C. Forum for Health Economics & Policy, in press.
  • The Effects of Antipsychotic Quality Reporting on Antipsychotic and Psychoactive Medication Use. 2015. Bowblis, J. R., Lucas, J., Brunt, C. S. Health Services Research 50(4): 1069-87.
  • Health Insurer Market Power and Primary Care. 2014. Brunt, C. S., Bowblis, J. R. Economic Letters 125(1): 61-6.
  • Medicare Skilled Nursing Facility Reimbursement and Upcoding. 2014. Bowblis, J. R., Brunt, C. S. Health Economics 23(7): 821-840.
  • An Instrumental Variables Approach to Post-Acute Care Nursing Home Quality: Is There a Dime's Worth of Evidence that Continuing Care Retirement Communities provide Higher Quality? 2013. Bowblis, J. R., McHone, H. Journal of Health Economics 32(5): 980-996.
  • Staffing Ratios and Quality: An Analysis of Minimum Direct Care Staffing Requirements for Nursing Homes. 2011. Bowblis, J. R. Health Services Research 46(5): 1495-1516.

Professional Interests

  • Research: Applied Microeconometrics, Industrial Organization, Health Economics
  • Teaching: Econometrics, Industrial Organization, and Health Economics



  • SPRING 2018
  • ECO 311 B MW 8:30-9:50, FSB 1006

Contact Information

Office Hours

  • MW 7:30-8:20
  • And By Appointment


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