Course Subject
HPAM-GP
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Course Number
4830
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Course Credit
1.5
points

Health Economics: Principles

Course Description

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.

Prerequisites

CORE-GP.1011, CORE-GP.1018

Semester
Spring
Fall
Areas of Impact