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Updated A.Y. 2022-2023

This course will follow a online lecture format (36 hours). The lecture classes will be divided in two parts, by assigning 24 hours to theoretical issues, and 12 hours to learning and interpreting empirical methods and findings in applied in health economics. In particular, the course will cover:

1. An Overview of the Health Care Industry 

2. Demand for Medical Services 

3. Socio-economic disparities of health 

4. The Demand for Medical Insurance 

5. Adverse selection: Akerlof’'s model

6. Adverse selection: the Rothschild-Stiglitz model 

7. Adverse selection in real markets 

8. Moral hazard

9. Healthcare systems

10. Health measurement and long run trends

11. Aging ans sustainability 

12. Externalities 

13. Obesity 

Students are encouraged to ask questions on the course material and to share any personal experiences that are relevant to the topic. Reading assignments will be made in advance, and students will be responsible for reading them prior to each class, and in case leading the class discussion.

The reference textbook is:

Bhattacharya, Hyde and Tu (BHT). Health Economics, 2014. Palgrave MacMillan.

ISBN: 9781137029966.