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ECON 2230 Economics of Healthcare and Social Security (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

This course provides the core theories and concepts needed to understand health care issues in the developed world. It describes how the markets for health and health services are different from other goods, with a particular emphasis on the role of government and market failure. In addition it discusses the theoretical and empirical aspects of key health economics issues, including the demand for health and health services, supply side concerns, health insurance, and other possible related topics. The course encourages students examine the role of the market for the provision of health and health services and how public policy can influence these markets.

Instructor(s): The Department
Nicholas Diebel

Prerequisites: ECON1132 AND ECON1131.

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Last Updated: 05-Oct-18