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Term: 4th term
Credits: 3 credits
Contact: Louis Niessen
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013
Course Instructor:

Provides provide students with a strong grounding in the several advanced concepts in economic evaluation. It is structured for students to develop a detailed example of an economic evaluation that could be published. The course will cover alternatives to traditional QALY estimation, stated preference estimation (including conjoint analysis), hypothesis testing, stochastic cost-effectiveness analysis, and advanced probabilistic modeling building. Problems associated with the interpretation of cost-effectiveness ratios will be discussed, as will possible solutions such as multiple technology assessment, variable cost-effectiveness thresholds, adjustments for compliance and equity weighting.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
evaluate and participate in the conduct of economic evaluations using advanced modeling techniques
describe advanced methods of placing a value on outcomes in an economic evaluation

Methods of Assessment: Students are evaluated based on the quality of a paper that they submit; the quality of a critique they perform on another student’s paper; and the quality of a PowerPoint deck they create to describe a recent methodological advance in economic evaluation
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Wednesday 10:30 - 11:50
  • Friday 10:30 - 11:50
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Enrollment Maximum: 50
Instructor Consent: No consent required

313.631, Economic Evaluation II

Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Jointly Offered With: