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Behavioral Economics in Health Decisions

East Baltimore
3rd term
International Health
2 credits
Academic Year:
2022 - 2023
Instruction Method:
Class Times:
  • Friday,  10:00 - 11:50am
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Undergrads Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor:
Antonio Trujillo

Introduction to Microeconomics (313.639) and Biostatistics (140.611 or 140.621) or equivalent


Guides students to challenge superficial intuitive judgments that are attractive because they make obvious sense but overlook important considerations that demand more analytical assessment. Examines human behaviors that come into play in a more careful analysis for their legitimacy and reasonableness in resolving traditionally considered economic questions. Develops ways to blend behavioral factors that are recognized as relevant with economic perspectives and methods to design balanced action strategies.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Employ formal principles of decision analysis for appraisal of alternative courses of action
  2. Identify and evaluate the appropriateness of behaviors that commonly affect courses of action that go beyond the application of principles of classical economics
  3. Integrate economic and behavioral considerations globally into sound courses of action in practical situations covering varied political settings and income levels
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 40% Discussion
  • 60% Final Paper

Instructor Consent:

No consent required