Health Economics: Principles

HPAM-GP.4830, 1.5 points.

Semester: Spring, Fall


This course provides the core microeconomic theories and concepts needed to understand health and health care issues in both the developed and developing world. It describes how the markets for health and health services are different from other goods, with a particular emphasis on the role of government and market failure. In addition it discusses the theoretical and empirical aspects of key health economics issues, including the demand for health and health services, supply side concerns, health insurance, the provision of public goods, and related topics. The course encourages students to fundamentally and rigorously examine the role of the market for the provision of health and health services and how public policy can influence these markets.


CORE-GP.1011, CORE-GP.1018

Semester Instructor Syllabus Link
Spring 2015Sherry GliedSyllabus
Spring 2014Alexander S. PrekerSyllabus
Spring 2012Leonardo TrasandeSyllabus
Fall 2011Leonardo TrasandeSyllabus
Spring 2011Karen GrépinSyllabus
Semester Instructor Evaluation Link
Spring 2015Sherry GliedEvaluation
Fall 2014Ashwin PatelEvaluation
Fall 2013Ashwin PatelEvaluation
Spring 2013Jorge MedinaEvaluation
Spring 2013Karen GrépinEvaluation
Spring 2012Trasande, LeonardoEvaluation
Spring 2012Grepin, KarenEvaluation
Fall 2011Trasande, L.eonardoEvaluation
Spring 2011Grepin, KarenEvaluation
Spring 2011Elbel, BrianEvaluation
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Weekly Schedule:
Wed - 6:45 pm to 8:25 pm

Session Dates:
09/02/2015 to 10/20/2015

Bldg:25W4 Room:C-20

Glied, Sharon A

Weekly Schedule:
Tue - 4:55 pm to 6:35 pm

Session Dates:
01/26/2015 to 03/14/2015

Bldg:SILV Room:408