313.644.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 3rd Term | 3 Credit(s)
T 6:00:00 PM
  • Contact Information
    Frederic Selck
  • 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
  • Course Description

    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. 

  • Intended Audience

    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%)

  • Prerequisites

    313.641 Health Economics I or permission from the instructor

  • Required Text(s)

    Folland, Goodman, and Stano "The Economics of Health and Health Care" (7th Edition) and other articles as assigned

  • Course Schedule

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

  • Academic Ethics Code

    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.

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