Lecture Notes

ECON 43656 Health Economics

Fall 2013

 

 

·        What is health economics? [Download in PPT handout mode], August 28

·        A primer on difference in difference models, [PPT handout], Sept 2. 

·        Determinants of health from a historical perspective, [PPT handout], Sept 2/4.

·        Health and development [PPT handout], Sept 9

·        A primer on Regression Discontinuity Design, [PPT handout]. Sept 9/11

·        Modern correlates of health [PPT handout], Sept 11/16

·        Controlling hazardous behavior with Pigouvian taxes [PPT handout], Sept 23/25

·        An economic look at obesity [PPT handout], Sept 25/30

·        Expected utility [PPT handout], October 2 and 7

·        Moral hazard, part 1 [PPT handout]. October 9

·        Empirical evidence – demand for medical care [PPT handout], October 14, 29

·        Asymmetric Information/Adverse Selection [PPT handout], Oct 29

·        Employer provided health insurance [PPT Handout], Nov 4,6

·        Employer mandates and health care reform [PPT handout], Nov 6, 11

·        A brief introduction to Medicare [PPT Handout], Nov 13

·        Health consequences of insurance [PPT Handout], Nov 18

·        Medicaid and crowdout [PPT Handout], Nov 20

·        Technology and health care spending [PPT Handout], Dec 2

·        Induced Demand [PPT handout], Dec 4