309.716.01 | AY 2012-2013 - 1st Term | 3 Credit(s)
TTh 9:00:00 AM
  • Contact Information
  • Course Learning Objectives

    Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

    • Apply several econometrics techniques which are commonly used in health services research to their own research
    • Select appropriate econometrics models for their research questions and available data
    • Perform empirical analyses with survey data and administrative databases
  • Course Description

    Discusses research questions typically asked in health services research. Students gain hand-on experience formulating these questions in terms that make them amenable to quantitative analysis. Topics include: defining causal pathways, choosing outcome variables, getting reliable model predictions, sample selection issues, and contending with partial observations.

  • Intended Audience

    advanced doctoral students in HPM

  • Methods of Assessment

    Grading Policy: Students evaluated on class participation, laboratory assignments and a final examination.

    Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

  • Prerequisites

    140.621-624 or 140.651-654

  • Academic Ethics Code

    The code, discussed in the Policy and Procedure Memorandum for Students, March 31, 2002, will be adhered to in this class:

    Students enrolled in the Bloomberg School of Public Health of The Johns Hopkins University assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the University's mission as an institution of higher education. A student is obligated to refrain from acts which he or she knows, or under the circumstances has reason to know, impair the academic integrity of the University. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to: cheating; plagiarism; knowingly furnishing false information to any agent of the University for inclusion in the academic record; violation of the rights and welfare of animal or human subjects in research; and misconduct as a member of either School or University committees or recognized groups or organizations.

  • Disability Support Services

    If you are a student with a documented disability who requires an academic accommodation, please contact Betty H. Addison in the Office of Student Life Services:, 410-955-3034, or 2017 E. Monument Street.