ECON 620 (03) - Topics in Economics

Top/Health Economics

Durham   Paul College of Business&Econ :: Economics
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2021 - Full Term (02/01/2021 - 05/11/2021)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   29  
CRN: 56336
Special topics cover a variety of areas in economics, often of special interest to the instructor.
You must sign up in the Dept Office before registering through WEBCAT.
Prerequisite(s): ECON 401 with minimum grade of C- and ECON 402 with minimum grade of C-
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 16 credits.
Only listed campus in section: Durham
Classes not allowed in section: Freshman
Instructors: Bradley Herring

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
2/1/2021 5/11/2021 MW 9:40am - 11:00am PCBE 215
Additional Course Details: 

This course in health economics applies the analytical tools of microeconomics to various issues in healthcare. The first half of the course focuses on patient demand, and the second half focuses on provider supply. Topics covered in the former include the demand for health and healthcare, the demand for insurance, cost-effectiveness considerations, health equity, and externalities associated with certain health behaviors. Topics covered in the latter half of the course include the role of nonprofits, provider agency, provider competition versus consolidation, insurer behavior, and the effects of government regulation.