Instructor: Robin D. Hanson, Asst. Professor, Economics
Office Hours: Officially MW 1:30-3:00. 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, 3/e, Prentice Hall Business Publishing, 2001, ISBN 0-13-012215-7, 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.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.
|21 Jan||Overview of Health & Health Policy|
|28 Jan||What Makes Us Healthy?|
|4 Feb||More What Makes Us Healthy?|
|11 Feb||Does Medicine Help Health?|
|18 Feb||Medicine in Other Times and Places|
|25 Feb||Health Externalities|
|4 Mar||Demand for Health and Medicine|
|11 Mar||Spring Break|
|18 Mar||Supply of Medicine - Old|
|25 Mar||Supply of Medicine - New|
|1 Apr||Health Insurance|
|8 Apr||Variation in Quality of Medicine|
|15 Apr||Licensure, Certification, and Bans|
|22 Apr||Other Ways to Get Information on Quality|
|29 Apr||Showing That You Care|
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