Health Economics Teaching Materials Repository

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Health Care MarketsMastersThis course provides an overview of health care markets. It has a triple aim. First, we will cover a series of cases designed to give you a broad understanding of the global health care system, with an emphasis on payers, providers, products, and patients. Second, we will cover the economic models that allow us to explain and predict how these markets work, providing deep insights into the business and policy implications of the issues at hand. Third, we will cover the key statistical methods used for evaluating health outcomes that enable us to assess the true effectiveness of health care policies and strategies, focusing primarily on how to use observational data to establish causality — the conclusion that one thing causes another.Ryan McDevittDukeCompetition in Health Care Markets & Insurer & Hospital Behaviors, Health Systems & Health Care Financing, "Theory, Econometric Advances, and Cost Advances", Minority Health and Health Disparities, International Health and Developing Countries, Demand for & Effect of Health Insurance, Health ReformHealth Care Markets


Economics 683PhDThe goal of this course is to foster the transition from student to researcher while introducing students to core concepts and empirical methodologies in health economics and government spending through the lens of public finance. Core concepts include theories of the role of the government, theories of welfare in insurance markets, and theories of the interaction between the government and markets. Empirical methodologies will progress from reduced form techniques such as difference-in-difference, fixed effects, regression discontinuity, and analysis of experiments, to sufficient statistics and structural estimation.Amanda KowalskiUniversity of Michigan"Health, Labor Markets, & the Economy", Health Reform, Maternal & Child Health, "Theory, Econometric Advances, and Cost Advances"Adverse Selection, Health Reform and the Labor Market, Returns to Medical Care for At-Risk Newborns

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Health EconomicsBachelor's - AdvancedUndergraduate comprehensive health economics classBen HandelBerkeleyCompetition in Health Care Markets & Insurer & Hospital Behaviors, Consumer Decision Making in Health Care, Demand for & Effect of Health Insurance, Health Reform, International Health and Developing CountriesHealth Economics


Health EconomicsMastersThis course examines health, the health care sector, and healthy policy issues using economic theoretical frameworks and empirical evidence. Topic areas covered include: demand for health and health care, supply of health care services, health insurance, market structure of the health sector, information economics, externalities, the economics of health behaviors, and health policyBetsy CliffUniversity of Illinois Chicago School of Public HealthCompetition in Health Care Markets & Insurer & Hospital Behaviors, Health Systems & Health Care Financing, Consumer Decision Making in Health Care, Demand for & Effect of Health Insurance, Health Reform, Socioeconomic Status and Healthhealth insurance, Grossman model of health capital, externalities, cost-benefit analysis, economic epidemiology, health reform


Why Is There No Cure for Health?Bachelor's - IntroductoryIntroduction to several health challenges: epidemics; pharmaceutical pricing; and US health reform. No pre-reqs.Prof. David CutlerHarvard UniversityHealth Reformepidemics; prescription drugs; US health reform

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Health EconomicsBachelor's - Advanced and MastersThe purpose of this course is to introduce the student to the methods of health economics and demonstrate how these methods can be applied to analyze issues in health policy and management. This course will teach the student to use economic analysis to unProf. Martin GaynorCarnegie Mellon UniversityHealth EconomicsHealth Economics

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