Building on HPAM-GP.4830, this course examines current health policy debates in developing countries from an economics perspective. Topics may vary but are likely to include the determinants of mortality and the factors that have contributed to historical declines in mortality, the contribution of income and education to health, the role of health in promoting economic development, the need for financial risk protection against health shocks, the economics of HIV/AIDS prevention and transmission, the control of malaria, the determinants of fertility, and other related topics. There will be a strong focus on applying theoretical insights from HPAM-GP.4830 and interpreting the relevant empirical literature.
CORE-GP.1011, CORE-GP.1018; and HPAM-GP.4830 or PADM-GP.2203 or PADM-GP.2140
|Spring 2011||Karen Grépin||Syllabus|