Health Economics

15 points

Not offered 2024, offered in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

For further information see Department of Economics and Finance


The application of microeconomic and empirical tools to the study of health and medical care. Topics covered include: the differences between health care markets and other markets; the asymmetric relationships between patients, insurance companies, and physicians; the production of health; the effects of various policies and treatment regimens; health-related behaviour, including addiction; and the supply side of the health care market.