John R. Bowblis joined the faculty at Miami University in 2008 and is currently an Associate Professor of Economics and a Research Fellow at the Scripps Gerontology Center. Before coming to Miami University, he was a research economist with Princeton Economics Group, a litigation consulting firm. Dr. Bowblis' research interests are primarily in health economics and industrial organization, including long-term care, post-acute care, and other provider markets. Additionally, he has taught a number of undergraduate and graduate courses in health economics, applied econometrics, industrial organization, regulation, and antitrust. Dr. Bowblis has received several awards including outstanding abstract at the 2011 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting (disparities), Peter Asch Memorial Scholarship for Outstanding Research in Applied Microeconomics (2009), and Sidney I. Simon Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching (2006).
In addition to teaching, Dr. Bowblis provides expert economic analysis in complex business litigation related to antitrust and competition, medical billing and coding, and damage analysis. His consulting work includes matters related to mergers, price fixing, attempted monopolization of markets and aftermarkets, definition of relevant markets, medical fraud, intellectual property, and estimation of damages. This work is conducted in a range of industries, including airlines, basic food products, commercial printing, hospitals, long-term care providers, investment banking, motorsports, specialty vehicles, tobacco, and pharmaceuticals. Most recently, he has developed a complex economic analyses to determine liability and damages related to overbilling and upcoding for a national health insurance company. In 2013, Dr. Bowblis testified as an expert witness for the plaintiff in an aftermarket tying case (Collins Inkjet Corporation v. Eastman Kodak Company).