Instructor: Robin D. Hanson, Asst. Professor, Economics
Office Hours: Officially TT 10:30-12:00am. 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, 4/e, Prentice Hall Business Publishing, 2004, ISBN 0-13-100067-5, Sample Price $80.
Charles E. Phelps, Health Economics, Addison Wesley Publishing, 1997, ISBN 0-673-99398-1, Sample Price $104.
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 $28.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.
|20 Jan||Overview of Health Economics. What Makes Us Healthy?|
|27 Jan||More What Makes Us Healthy?|
|3 Feb||Does Medicine Help Health?|
|10 Feb||More Does Medicine Help Health?|
|17 Feb||Medicine in Other Times and Places|
|24 Feb||Health Externalities|
|2 Mar||Demand for Health and Medicine|
|9 Mar||Spring Break|
|16 Mar||Supply of Medicine - Old|
|23 Mar||Supply of Medicine - New|
|30 Mar||Health Insurance|
|6 Apr||Variation in Quality of Medicine|
|13 Apr||Licensure, Certification, and Bans|
|20 Apr||Other Ways to Get Information on Quality|
|27 Apr||Showing That You Care|
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