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ECON 1701 Human Disease:Health, the Economy, and Society (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

About 9% of the world's economic resources (and 18% of the United States' resources) are devoted to health care--the prevention and treatment of human disease. This course will explore the social consequences of and responses to infectious and chronic diseases. Economics can provide insight into why researchers focus more on some diseases than others, why some health care systems work better than others, and how health care resources might be deployed more efficiently. Students will develop the ability to analyze the broader context and consequences of human disease, with a focus on the economics of health care policy.


Instructor(s): Samuel Richardson

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: Core Renewal Course:Enduring Questions
For Freshmen Only


Last Updated: 19-Apr-16