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Intermediate Health Economics

3rd Term
Health Policy and Management
Academic Year
2023 - 2024
Instruction Method
Synchronous Online
Class Time(s)
Tu, Th, 3:30 - 4:50pm
Auditors Allowed
Available to Undergraduate
Grading Restriction
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor(s)
Contact Name
Mark Meiselbach
Contact Email
Frequency Schedule
Every Year
Next Offered
2024 - 2025

313.643 Health Economics I

Building on the basic concepts and applications presented in Health Economics I, by applying the analytical tools of economics to issues in health and healthcare, with a specific focus on the supply side of the market. Examines asymmetric information and the role of agency; the market for health insurance; market structure in health care; the market for labor in health care; the market for pharmaceuticals; and government regulation of health care. Emphasizes mainstream neoclassical microeconomic theory as the basis for analysis, but will explore the implications when the assumptions of this model are violated.
Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  1. Apply economic tools appropriately to analyze issues in health care and public health
  2. Develop a critically constructive style of analysis of issues in health care organization, delivery, and financing, as well as health policy.
  3. Integrate current literature on economic concepts, methods, and applications to issues in health care and public health.
  4. Apply lessons from class to real-life situations, in health care and public health.
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
  • 10% Participation
  • 30% Problem sets
  • 25% Midterm
  • 35% Final Exam
Enrollment Restriction
no undergraduates permitted
Jointly Offered With
Special Comments

This is the virtual/online section of a course also held onsite. You are responsible for the modality in which you register.