309.716.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 1st Term | 3 Credit(s)
TTh 9:00:00 AM
  • Contact Information
    Darrell J. Gaskin
    Roland Thorpe
  • 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
    Students evaluated on class participation, laboratory assignments and a final examination.
  • Prerequisites
    140.621-624 or 140.651-654
  • Required Text(s)

    Additional Faculty Notes:


    1. Kennedy, P.  A Guide to Econometrics (Blackwell Publishing, Sixth Edition)
    2. Long, J. S.  Regression Models for Categorical and Limited Dependent Variables (Advanced Quantitative Techniques in the Social Sciences) Sage Publications 
  • Course Schedule

    Please see the course Session for a full list of dates and items for this course.

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