John Bowblis

Professor & Research Fellow of the Scripps Gerontology Center



Academic Background

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

Academic & Professional Experience

  • Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Farmer School of Business, Miami University (2019-Present)
  • Research Fellow, Scripps Gerontology Center, Miami University (2010-Present).
  • Professor (Courtesy Appointment), School of Aging, University of South Florida (2019-Present)
  • Academic Affiliate, The Brattle Group (2014-Present)
  • Special Consultant, Economists, Inc. (2013-Present)
  • Associate Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Farmer School of Business, Miami University (2014-2019).
  • Endres Associate Professor Fellow, Farmer School of Business, Miami University (2017-2019).
  • 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

  • Nursing Home Care Under Medicaid Managed Long-term Services and Supports. 2021. Potter A, Bowblis JR. Health Services Research 56(6): 1179-89.
  • Occupational Licensing of Social Services and Nursing Home Quality: A Regression Discontinuity Approach. 2021. Bowblis JR, Smith A. Industrial and Labor Relations Review 74(1): 199-223.
  • Cost-effective Adjustments to Nursing Home Staffing to Improve Quality. 2020. Bowblis JR, Roberts A. Medical Care Research and Review 77(3): 274-284.
  • The Principal-Agent Problem and Owner-Managers: An Instrumental Variables Application to Nursing Home Quality. 2018. Huang S, Bowblis JR. Health Economics 27(11): 1653-1669.
  • 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.

Professional Interests

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


Dr. John R. Bowblis is a Professor of Economics in the Farmer School of Business and a Research Fellow with the Scripps Gerontology Center. He received his doctorate degree from Rutgers University in 2008 before joining the faculty at Miami University in the same year. Prior to joining the faculty at Miami, Dr. Bowblis worked for Princeton Economics Group, a litigation and antitrust consulting firm.

Dr. Bowblis’ scholarly writings focus on better understanding how markets develop, how competitors interact with each other in a market, and how public policy may affect how markets operate. In addition to teaching and research, Dr. Bowblis provides expert economic analysis in complex business litigation.


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