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Advanced Public Economics III: Health Economics

MW 23.5 - SS 2017

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Information

  Instructor
Time 
Place
(C.-Zeiß-Str. 3)
Additional Information
Lecture
Prof. Dr. Silke
Übelmesser
Tue, 12.15 - 13.45
Thu, 10.15 - 11.45

(see plan,
updated: 28.04.17)
SR 223
SR 124



Start: 4 April 2017

Tutorial 7(1)/(2):
23 May 2017, 12.15-15.45,
in Room 4.111
Tutorial Dr. Tina Haußen

Exam

There will be a 60-minute written exam (75 % of the final grade) and a presentation in class (25 % of the final grade).

Exam date: 06.07.2017 (10.15 am, SR 124)

For past exams, see >here<.


Content 

This course combines applied microeconomics with public finance / social policy questions. A particular focus will be on the various incentives which individuals face in their health-related behavior and which are largely shaped by the form of their health insurance. Possible questions: Why do developed societies decide to have social health insurance? What is the optimal design of health insurance? What about risk selection? Other topics will also be dealt with (e. g. concerning the special role played by physicians).

Structure

Part I: Introduction
1.
Introduction
Slides Tutorial
3.
Health and education (health production)
Slides

Part II: Insurance market
5.
Market failure and justice
Slides Tutorial
6.
Optimal health insurance contracts
Slides Tutorial (updated: 25.04.17)
7.
Risk selection and regulation
Slides Tutorial

Part III: Providers
8.
Physicians as a supplier of health care services
Slides Tutorial
10.
Paying providers
Slides Tutorial

(Numbering of chapters according to book chapters)

Literature

  • Zweifel, Breyer, Kifmann (2009): Health Economics, Springer (or the German edition).
  • Further references will be announced in class.

Level 

  • Master
           
Elective within the study programmes of Economics (M.Sc.) in the subject majors "Public Economics" and "Economics & Strategy"

  • Diploma

Language

  • This course is held in English.

Downloads 

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