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Term: 1st term
Credits: 2 credits
Contact: Bradley Herring
Academic Year: 2013 - 2014
Course Instructor:

Covers seminal publications in health economics and is targeted towards advanced Ph.D. students. Describes theoretical models in health economics for the determinants of health and demand for healthcare services, the foundations for cost-effectiveness analysis, the supply of healthcare services in competitive, monopolistic, and government-regulated markets, and the provision of private and public health insurance.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Describe the core concepts in health economics and some standard empirical techniques in employed in the literature
Apply comparative statics to health economic problems
Create your own models of health economic phenomenon
Produce advanced articles in health economics literature

Methods of Assessment: Class participation, student presentations and a paper due at the conclusion of the four-term sequence
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Friday 1:30 - 3:20
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Instructor Consent: Consent required for all students

all students must obtain consent from instructor

For consent, contact:

Health Economics I and II, 313.641 and 313.644

Auditors Allowed: Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail