John Bowblis




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

  • The Principal-Agent Problem and Owner-Managers: An Instrumental Variables Application to Nursing Home Quality. Huang S, Bowblis JR. Health Economics, in press.
  • The Impact of Nurse Turnover on Quality of Care and Mortality in Nursing Homes: Evidence from the Great Recession. 2018. Akosa Antwi Y, Bowblis JR. American Journal of Health Economics 4(2): 131-161.
  • CMS Strategies to Reduce Antipsychotic Drug Use in Nursing Home Patients with Dementia Show Some Progress. 2017. Lucas J, Bowblis JR. Health Affairs 36(7): 1299-1308.
  • How Does Medicaid Reimbursement Impact Nursing Home Quality? The Impact of Small Anticipatory Changes. 2017. Bowblis JR, Applebaum R. Health Services Research 52(5): 1729-1748.
  • The Effects of Therapist Contracting on For-profit and Not-for-profit Medical Billing Behavior. 2017. Bowblis JR, Brunt CS. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly 46(6): 1270-1292.
  • The Impact of Minimum Quality Standard Regulations on Nursing Home Staffing, Quality, and Exit Decisions. 2017. Bowblis JR, Ghattas A. Review of Industrial Organization 50(1): 43-68.

Professional Interests

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



  • SPRING 2019
  • ECO 420M A MW 8:30-9:50, FSB 0024

Contact Information

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  • M 10:00-10:45am
  • And By Appointment


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