Building on HPAM-GP.4830, this course examines US domestic health policy issues from an economics perspective. Topics covered will be influenced by the current policy topics under discussion in the US. We will focus on the tradeoffs and contrasts between a market-based versus a government-based system, with topics potentially including: choice and behavioral economics, payment policies/pay-for-performance, health insurance, relevant sectors of the US health care system (hospitals, etc), public health and innovation. There will be a strong focus on applying theoretical insights from HPAM-GP 4830 and interpreting the relevant empirical literature.
Prerequisites:CORE-GP.1011, CORE-GP.1018, HPAM-GP.4830