Arleen LEIBOWITZ, economist in the field of Labour Markets: Demographic Characteristics; Economics of Health.
Bachelor of Arts Smith College, 1964. Master of Arts, Doctor of Philosophy Columbia University, 1965, 1974.
Research Association, National Bureau of Economie Research, New York, New York, United States of America,
4. Visiting Assistant Professor, Brown University,
5. Research Professor, Law and Economics Center, University Miami, Miami, Florida,
Economics, Rand Corporation, Santa Monica, California, United States of America, since 1977.
My early work focussed on the relationship between women’s labour force participation and human capital investments in children. Following up on this work, I attempted to see what parental time inputs yielded for children’s abilities, schooling, income and health. My master’s essay was an economic analysis of crime.
Returning to law and economics, I used human capital theory to analyse the lifetime earnings patterns of lawyers who enter solo or group practice. A related paper concerned the optimal size and legal organisation of law firms. Since 1977 I have analysed health care expenditures as a part of the Rand Health Insurance Study.
My particular interests are the effects of provider incentives on health care use, paediatric and maternity expenditures, the demand for drugs, and the time costs of medical care.