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Fall 2018-2019
ECO 565   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Health Economics I

David Silver

Examines health issues in both developed and developing countries. Specific topics include the evolution of health over the life course; the fetal origins hypothesis; the two-way links between socioeconomic status and health; the impact of social safety nets on health outcomes; environmental threats to children's health and development; health insurance and its effects on health; the industrial organization of health care delivery; and the relationship between health and economic growth.

Sample reading list:
Janet Currie, Healthy, wealthy and wise: Socioeconomic status, poor health
Anne Case, Darren Lubotsky and Christina Paxson, Economic Status and Health in Childhood: The Origins of the
Janet Currie, The Invisible Safety Net: Protecting the Nation's Poor Child
Janet Currie, Air Pollution and Infant Health: Lessons from New Jersey
Angus Deaton and Darren Lubotsky, Mortality, inequality and race in American cities and states
Ernst R. Berndt, David M. Cutler, Richard G. Frank, Medical Care Prices and Output

Requirements/Grading:
Final Exam - 100%

Other Requirements:
Open to Graduate Students Only.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
Prerequisites: PhD-level microeconomics and econometrics..

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
23583 L01 TBA        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled