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Intermediate Health Economics

East Baltimore
3rd term
Health Policy and Management
3 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
Class Times:
This is a blended course. Over the course of the term, 8 hours of classroom time will be replaced by outside-of-class work.
  • Tu Th,  3:30 - 4:50pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor:
Matthew Eisenberg

313.643 Health Economics I


Building on the basic concepts and applications presented in Health Economics I, by applying the analytical tools of economics to issues in health and healthcare, with a specific focus on the supply side of the market. Examines asymmetric information and the role of agency; the market for health insurance; market structure in health care; the market for labor in health care; the market for pharmaceuticals; and government regulation of health care. Emphasizes mainstream neoclassical microeconomic theory as the basis for analysis, but will explore the implications when the assumptions of this model are violated.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Apply economic tools appropriately to analyze issues in health care and public health
  2. Develop a critically constructive style of analysis of issues in health care organization, delivery, and financing, as well as health policy.
  3. Integrate current literature on economic concepts, methods, and applications to issues in health care and public health.
  4. Apply lessons from class to real-life situations, in health care and public health.
Methods of Assessment:

Three assigned problem sets (10% each); Course participation (10%); Midterm exam (25%); Final exam (35 %)

Enrollment Restriction:

no undergraduates permitted

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

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