Health Economics

Health Economics
Economic models of health-care markets, including the supply and demand for health and health care, insurance, market imperfections, public-sector involvement, and regulation.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesECON 382 & ECON 388
 NoteConcurrent enrollment accepted for Econ 388; see professor.
 TaughtContact Department
 ProgramsContaining ECON 465
Course Outcomes

Econ 465 students will be able to

  1. Read, understand, and discuss the academic literature in health economics. A daily quiz will be administered to test understanding of the reading.
  2. Participate in linking academic research to contemporary policy discussions through class discussion and preparation of occasional class presentations.
  3. Complete a major research project in which they either 1) summarize and evaluate the available evidence on a particular policy question, or 2) conduct an original research project where they identify a question, assemble a dataset, thoughtfully apply appropriate empirical methods, and clearly describe their methodology, assumptions, and findings.