Course Outline

  1. Introduction, Economic valuation of life and health
  2. Individuals as producers of their health
  3. Empirical studies of the production of health
  4. Health goods, market failure and justice
  5. Optimal design of health insurance contracts
  6. Risk selection in health insurance markets
  7. Optimal payment of health care providers
  8. Future challenges confronting health care

Reference Books

  1. Feldstein, Paul J. (2011). Health Policy Issues: An Economic Perspective. Health Administration Press.
  2. Folland, Sherman, Allen C. Goodman, and Miron Stano. (2012). The Economics of Health and Health Care. Prentice Hall.
  3. Getzen, Thomas E. (2010). Health Economics and Financing. John Wiley & Sons.
  4. Phelps, Charles E. (2012). Health Economics. Prentice Hall.
  5. Sloan, Frank A. and Chee-Ruey Hsieh (2012). Health Economics. MIT Press.