Economic models of health-care markets, including the supply and demand for health and health care, insurance, market imperfections, public-sector involvement, and regulation.
Econ 465 students will be able to
- Read, understand, and discuss the academic literature in health economics. A daily quiz will be administered to test understanding of the reading.
- Participate in linking academic research to contemporary policy discussions through class discussion and preparation of occasional class presentations.
- Complete a major research project in which they either 1) summarize and evaluate the available evidence on a particular policy question, or 2) conduct an original research project where they identify a question, assemble a dataset, thoughtfully apply appropriate empirical methods, and clearly describe their methodology, assumptions, and findings.