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Fall 2018-2019
* ECO 332 / GHP 332 (SA)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Economics of Health and Health Care

Kelly Noonan

Health economics is a growing field of applied microeconomics and is an important aspect of public policy. This course explores the health care sector and health policy issues from an economic perspective. Microeconomics tools will be used to analyze the functioning of different pieces of the health care system. Topics will range from fundamental subjects, such as the demand for health, to more recent developments, such as mental health, child health and risky health behaviors. This course teaches an economic approach to studying the various polices that affect health and health behaviors.

Sample reading list:
Folland, Goodman and Stano, The Economics of Health and Health Care, 8th ed.
Bhattacharya, Hyde, and Tu, Health Economics

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 - 25%
Final Exam - 35%
Papers - 20%
Problem set(s) - 20%

Other Requirements:
Statistical, design or other software use required
Not Open to First Year Undergraduates.

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
22422 L01 01:30:00 pm - 02:50:00 pm T Th   Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building   A17   Enrolled:37 Limit:50
22423 P01 10:00:00 am - 10:50:00 am W   Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building   A87   Enrolled:16 Limit:25
22424 P02 11:00:00 am - 11:50:00 am W   Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building   A01   Enrolled:12 Limit:20
23518 P03 01:30:00 pm - 02:20:00 pm W   Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building   198   Enrolled:9 Limit:20