Instructor: Robin D. Hanson, Asst. Professor, Economics
Office Hours: Officially TT 4:30-5:30. But I'm usually in at 10A 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, 4th Edition, Prentice Hall Business Publishing, 2004, ISBN: 0-13-100067-5, Sample Price $93.
Charles E. Phelps, Health Economics, Addison Wesley Publishing, 2003, ISBN: 0-321-06898-X, Sample Price $94.
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 $27.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.
|Jan 25,27||Overview of Health Economics. What Makes Us Healthy?|
|Feb 1,3||No classes|
|Feb 8,10||More What Makes Us Healthy?|
|Feb 15,17||Does Medicine Help Health?|
|Feb 22,24||More Does Medicine Help Health? No class Tuesday|
|Mar 1,3||Medicine in Other Times and Places|
|Mar 8,10||Health Externalities No class Thursday|
|Mar 15,17||Spring Break|
|Mar 22,24||Demand for Health and Medicine|
|Mar 29,31||Supply of Medicine|
|Apr 5,7||Health Insurance|
|Apr 12,14||Variation in Quality of Medicine|
|Apr 19,21||Licensure, Certification, and Bans|
|Apr 26,28||Other Ways to Get Information on Quality|
|May 3,5||Showing That You Care|
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