HLT POL 230A
Health Economics: Low- and Middle-Income Countries' Perspectives
Description: Seminar, two hours; discussion, two hours. Development of student thinking on how microeconomic theories help us understand determinants of health and behaviors of consumers and providers in health sector. Offers critical framework in evaluating efficiency of health systems in improving health of populations. Health economics field provides public policy tools to evaluate distributional benefits/penalties of policies such as sin taxes, and to assess extent market failures motivate role of governments in financing, organization, and delivery of health care. Emphasis on low- and middle-income country (LMIC) settings. In Progress grading (credit to be given only on completion of course 230B).