Aug 17, 2019  
2018-2019 College of Liberal Arts 
    
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ECON 230 - The Economics of Health and Health Care

4 credits
This is an applied microeconomics class in the field of health and health care. It explores why individuals make decisions that affect their health including healthy and unhealthy behaviors and their demand for medical care. It also explores the supply of medical care from physicians, hospitals and technology development (both pharmaceutical and medical devices.) The class will use economic frameworks and econometric analysis to gain insights into the pressing public policy issues of health insurance coverage and access to medical care, medical care inflation, obesity and smoking, infections diseases (particularly AIDS in developing nations) and incentives for further research and development in medical care. CLA-Breadth/Social Science



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