ECON 456 – LEC 0.50 – Course ID: 012409 – Health Economics

This course explores the theories and models developed to study the health and health-care sectors from an economic viewpoint. The course will focus on the economic tools necessary to evaluate the efficiency of the market for, and the efficient allocation of scarce resources in, health and health care. Examples of possible topics to be covered are the nature of the market, supply and demand of health care, asymmetries of information, externalities, principal-agent relationships, insurance and cost-benefit analysis. Prereq: ECON 301; One of ECON 321, STAT 331, 361, 371; Honours students or Economics majors

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