Instructor: Robin D. Hanson, Asst. Professor, Economics
Office Hours: Officially Tu/Th 2-3. But I'm usually in at 10b Carow Hall. Call ahead (703-993-2326) if you want to be sure.
Econ 496, 895 Health Economics (3:3:0). Prerequisites: ECON 103. Determinants of Health. Supply, Demand, and Institutions of Health Insurance and Care. Evaluation of Market Failure Rationales for Regulation.Reccomended Texts: (None are required.)
Sherman Folland, Allen C. Goodman, Miron Stano, Economics of Health and Health Care, Prentice Hall Business Publishing, 1997, ISBN 0-13-565987-6, Sample Price $67.
Charles E. Phelps, Health Economics, Addison Wesley Publishing, 1997, ISBN 0-673-99398-1, Sample Price $68.
Joseph P. Newhouse And The Insurance Experiment Group, Free For All? Lessons from the RAND Health Insurance Experiment, Harvard University Press, 1993, ISBN 0-674-31914-1 Sample Price $58.
(You can search for the lowest text price via ClickTheButton.)Goal of Class
For undergraduates: To become familiar with basic facts and issues in health economics, and to be able to make an economically-coherent defense of one's opinions on health policy questions.Assignments:
For graduate students: To in addition write a coherent research paper in health economics.
|16 Jan||Overview of Health & Health Policy|
|23 Jan||What Makes Us Healthy?|
|30 Jan||Does Medicine Help Health?|
|6 Feb||Health Externalities|
|13 Feb||Demand for Health and Medicine|
|20 Feb||Supply of Medicine - Old|
|27 Feb||Supply of Medicine - New|
|6 Mar||Spring Break|
|13 Mar||Health Insurance|
|20 Mar||Variation in Quality of Medicine|
|27 Mar||Licensure, Certification, and Bans|
|3 Apr||Other Ways to Get Information on Quality|
|10 Apr||Medicine in Other Times and Places|
|17 Apr||Showing That You Care|
|24 Apr||Slack and Review|
On the web page, this links to a page of sources, most of which have links.
Yahoo on Health Policy
WebEc on Health Econ
Health Econ Places to Go
A Vision for Consumer-Driven Health Care Reform