Fall 2013 Topic:
ECON 295:Health Economics in Developing Countries (3). Prerequisite: ECON 101. A survey of the major issues of health economics, with a focus on developing countries. Economic modeling of health related issues, supply and demand of health, cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analysis. Health goals and policy alternatives. The relationship between health and education, including for example the links between maternal education and child health, and child health and child schooling. Health and the labor market, including for example the relationship between adult health and adult labor market outcomes, and child labor and child health. Epidemiology: HIV/AIDS and worms in Sub-Saharan Africa. Selected case studies. Blunch.