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Health Economics: ECON.3450-201
This course will examine how economic analysis can be used to analyze health behaviors, health policy issues and the health care sector. The importance of this sector has increased dramatically during the last few decades and governments and citizens are facing the increasing need of understanding the unique aspects of the healthcare market. This class aims to help students becoming more informed future citizens and consumers or producers of healthcare.
During this course we will first review some basic economic principles and discuss the reasons behind the development of health economics as a self-standing economic field of analysis. We will then move do discuss specific topics to achieve the following main objectives: