ECON 465

Health Economics

Economics College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Course Description

Economic models of health-care markets, including the supply and demand for health and health care, insurance, market imperfections, public-sector involvement, and regulation.

When Taught

Fall

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

0

Note

Concurrent enrollment accepted for Econ 388; see professor.

Title

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Learning Outcome

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.