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313.632.01 ECONOMIC EVALUATION III

Term: 4th term
Credits: 4 credits
Contact: Greg Delissovoy
Academic Year: 2014 - 2015
Course Instructor:
  • Greg deLissovoy
Description:

Provides students with an overview of the increasingly important role of stated-preference methods within economic evaluation. Specifically focuses on the measurement of the priorities and preferences of patients and other stakeholders in public health and demonstrates how results can be used to inform policy – both in the US and internationally. Introduces students to a range of stated-preference methods (including conjoint analysis, discrete-choice experiments, best-worst scaling and contingent valuation) and will explore modern approaches for developing policy-relevant metrics, including estimating healthy-years-equivalents (HYE), maximal-acceptable risk (MAR), and willingness-to-pay (WTP). Students develop a working knowledge of these methods through a diverse set of case studies, brief assignments and a group project.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Describe a variety of stated-preference method and how they might be used in economic evaluation to inform health policy, both in the U.S. and internationally
Appropriately use stated-preference methods to create policy-relevant metrics, including estimating healthy-years-equivalents (HYE), maximal-acceptable risk (MAR), and willingness-to-pay (WTP)
Independently design, implement, analyze and report on an application of stated-preference methods to a policy-relevant topic in public health

Methods of Assessment: Brief assignments and a written report/presentation of their group project that will see them design, implement, analyze and report on an application of a stated-preference method to a policy-relevant topic.
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
Prerequisite:

313.631, Economic Evaluation II

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