Ann P. Bartel

Merrill Lynch Professor of Workforce Transformation; Chair, Economics subdivision

Finance and Economics

BA, University of Pennsylvania, 1970; MA, Columbia, 1973; PhD, 1974

Joined CBS in 1976

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Ann Bartel

Office
623 Uris

Phone
212-854-4419

E-mail
apb2@columbia.edu

Fax
212-316-9219

Teaching and research interest

Professor Bartel is the Merrill Lynch Professor of Workforce Transformation at Columbia Business School and the Director of Columbia Business School's Workforce Transformation Initiative. She is an expert in the fields of labor economics and human resource management and has published numerous articles on employee training, human capital investments, job mobility, and the impact of technological change on productivity, worker skills, and outsourcing decisions. Bartel received the 1992 Margaret Chandler Award for Commitment to Excellence in teaching. She teaches Managerial Negotiations and Economics of Organizational Strategy. Bartel is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and the recipient of numerous research grants. She has also served as a consultant for many companies on strategic human resource management issues and has directed executive education programs for talented women executives who are positioning themselves for career advancement.

Honors and awards

  • Russell Sage Foundation Research Grant, 1999-2002
    With Casey Ichniowski and Kathryn Shaw.
  • Citibank Behavioral Sciences Research Council Grant, 1997-1999
    With Richard Freeman, Casey Ichniowski, Morris Kleiner and Joel Rogers.
  • Margaret Chandler Memorial Award for Commitment to Teaching Excellence, May 1992
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Interdisciplinary Nursing Quality Research Initiative, 2008-2010
    with Ciaran Phibbs and Patricia Stone
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Research Grant, 2005-2008
    with Ciaran Phibbs and Patricia Stone

Chapters

International Differences in the Adoption and Impact of New Information Technologies and New HR Practices: The Valve-Making Industry in the United States and United Kingdom In International Differences in the Business Practices and Productivity of Firms (2009)
Author(s): Ann Bartel, Casey Ichniowski, Kathryn Shaw, Ricardo Correa

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Journal articles

Technological Change and the Make-or-Buy Decision In The Journal of Law, Economics and Organization (2014)
Author(s): Ann Bartel, Saul Lach, Nachum Sicherman

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Human Capital and Productivity in a Team Environment: Evidence from the Healthcare Sector In American Economic Journal: Applied Economics (2014)
Author(s): Ann Bartel, Nancy Beaulieu, Ciaran S. Phibbs, Patricia W. Stone

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Can a Workplace Have an Attitude Problem? The Impact of Workplaces on Employee Attitudes and Organizational Performance In Labour Economics (2011)
Author(s): Ann Bartel, Richard Freeman, Casey Ichniowski, Morris Kleiner

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How Does Information Technology Really Affect Productivity? Plant-Level Comparisons of Product Innovation, Process Improvement and Worker Skills In Quarterly Journal of Economics (2007)
Author(s): Ann Bartel, Casey Ichniowski, Kathryn Shaw

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Ownership Versus Environment: Why Are Public Sector Firms Inefficient? In Review of Economics and Statistics (2005)
Author(s): Ann Bartel, Ann Harrison

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Using 'Insider Econometrics' to Study Productivity In American Economic Review (2004)
Author(s): Ann Bartel, Casey Ichniowski, Kathryn Shaw

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Human Resource Management and Organizational Performance: Evidence from Retail Banking In Industrial and Labor Relations Review (2004)
Author(s): Ann Bartel

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Technological Change and Wages: An Interindustry Analysis In Journal of Political Economy (1999)
Author(s): Ann Bartel, Nachum Sicherman

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Technological Change and the Skill Acquisition of Young Workers In Journal of Labor Economics (1998)
Author(s): Ann Bartel, Nachum Sicherman

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Training, Wage Growth, and Job Performance: Evidence from a Company Database In Journal of Labor Economics (1995)
Author(s): Ann Bartel

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Technological Change and the Retirement Decisions of Older Workers In Journal of Labor Economics (1993)
Author(s): Ann Bartel, Nachum Sicherman

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Where Do the New U.S. Immigrants Live? In Journal of Labor Economics (1989)
Author(s): Ann Bartel

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Predation Through Regulation: The Wage and Profit Impacts of OSHA and EPA In Journal of Law and Economics (1987)
Author(s): Ann Bartel, L. Thomas

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The Comparative Advantage of Educated Workers in Implementing New Technology In Review of Economics and Statistics (1987)
Author(s): Ann Bartel, Frank Lichtenberg

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Direct and Indirect Effects of Regulation: A New Look at OSHA's Impact In Journal of Law and Economics (1985)
Author(s): Ann Bartel, L. Thomas

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CaseWorks

Betterment: Managing a Start-up’s HR Challenges (A and B): Spring 2014
Author(s): Ann Bartel

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New York City Teacher Incentive Program: Agreeing on a Plan: Spring 2012
Author(s): Ann Bartel, Jonah Rockoff, Lesley Turner

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Compensation Plans at Pearson & Daye Securities: Fall 2009
Author(s): Ann Bartel, Maria Guadalupe

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MacAfee Building Supply: Improving Performance Across Retail Stores: Spring 2009
Author(s): Ann Bartel, Maria Guadalupe, Andrew Neely, Rachel Griffith

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Texas PetroChemical: Designing an Effective Incentive Program: Winter 2008
Author(s): Ann Bartel, Maria Guadalupe

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The DaimlerChrysler Merger: Why Didn't It Succeed?: Spring 2008
Author(s): Ann Bartel, Maria Guadalupe

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Working Papers

Should Hospitals Keep Their Patients Longer? The Role of Inpatient and Outpatient Care in Reducing Readmissions (2014)
Author(s): Ann Bartel, Carri Chan, Song-Hee Kim

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