HEALTH ECONOMICS II Syllabus
Course Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- Describe how different incentives affect the interactions between insurers, providers, and patients in the delivery of health care
- Understand how information problems can complicate health care markets
- Understand the economic implications of the government's role as an insurer and a regulator of health care
- Integrate economic theory, methods, and empirical analysis to issues in health care and public health
This course serves as the second half of the two-term health economics class offered at the school. In this half, we focus on the demand for health insurance, information problems in health care, tradeoffs between equity and efficiency, and the role of government in health care.
Graduate students interested in this area
Methods of Assessment
Three assigned problem sets (20% each); One final group project culminating in a 15 minute presentation and a written evaluation (30%); Course participation (10%)
313.641 Health Economics I or permission from the instructor
Folland, Goodman, and Stano "The Economics of Health and Health Care" (7th Edition) and other articles as assigned
Please see the course Session for a full list of dates and items for this course.
Academic Ethics Code
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