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Spring 2016-2017
ECO 332 / GHP 332 (SA)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Economics of Health and Health Care

Maria Rosales-Rueda

Health economics is a growing field of applied microeconomics and is an important aspect of public policy in both developed and developing countries. This course explores the health care sector and health policy issues from an economic perspective. We will use microeconomics tools to analyze the functioning of different pieces of the health care system. Topics range from fundamental subjects, such as insurance and demand for health, to more recent developments, such as child health and health behaviors in both the US and developing countries. You should be able to think critically about health-related policy issues by the end of the class.

Sample reading list:
Folland, Goodman and Stano, The Economics of Health and Health Care, 7th ed. (2013)
Bhattacharya, Hyde, and Tu, Health Economics (2013)
Thomas Rice and Lynn Unruh, The Economics of Health Reconsidered 4th ed. (2015)

Reading/Writing assignments:
In addition to the assigned textbook material, there will be assigned journal articles. The readings for this course combine textbook chapters and seminal or pertinent articles.

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 30%
Final Exam - 40%
Papers - 10%
Problem set(s) - 20%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to Freshmen.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
ECO 100 and ECO 202 or equivalent. The class prerequisites presume that you have mastered the basic concepts of supply, demand, and utility theory. Calculus 1 or equivalent is highly recommended..

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
40205 L01 8:30 am - 9:50 am T Th   Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building   A17   Enrolled:45 Limit:50
44129 P01 10:00 am - 10:50 am T        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled
44130 P02 10:00 am - 10:50 am Th        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled
44261 P03 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm Th   Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building   A01   Enrolled:30 Limit:30 Closed
44262 P04 9:00 am - 9:50 am F   Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building   198   Enrolled:15 Limit:30
43554 P99 TBA        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled