Health Economics and Ethics, 7.5 hp

This course is designed to introduce upper level undergraduate students in economics to the field of Health Economics. The provision and production of health care have different characteristics and incentives from other consumer goods making health related markets a unique topic for study. We will cover a number of topics including for the study in health economics including why health is different from other economic goods/services and the implications that follows from a public policy perspectives. In addition health economic evaluation (i.e Cost-effectiveness analysis) and ethical issues related to health care priority setting will be addressed.  

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