Health Economics and Policy

Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde
Jaar 2022/23
Vakcode EBM195A05
Vaknaam Health Economics and Policy
Niveau(s) master, uitwisseling
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I b
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Health Economics and Policy
Leerdoelen After completion of this course in health economics you are able to:
1. Explain why health economics exists as a distinct branch of economics.
2. Outline, and critique, common economic models of individual decision-making with regard to health.
3. Explain how principles of economics inform public policy with regard to health.
4. Discuss how future health policy may be affected by demographic pressures.
5. Outline how developing countries may face specific different challenges.
Omschrijving This course incorporates an advanced perspective on the application of economic principles to analyse health and healthcare.
We recap and critique the dominant economic model (the “Grossman model”) of individual decision-making with regard to health, highlighting both general problems and problems specific to particular aspects of health, such as mental health.
We then consider areas where health economics can inform public policy with regard to health specifically. and how such policy may respond in the future to demographic pressures. We finish by considering how poorer countries face different policy questions.
Uren per week 4
Onderwijsvorm -hoorcollege ,  -werkcollege
Toetsvorm -schriftelijk tentamen (open vragen)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator Prof. Dr. J.O. Mierau
Docent(en) Prof. Dr. J.O. Mierau ,prof. dr. G.J. van den Berg
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Health Economics, 2013, Palgrave Bhattacharya, Jay, Timothy Hyde, Peter Tu 9781137029966 ca. €  71,00
Opmerkingen Info: Prof Jochen Mierau, e-mail:
Secretary: Kim Beute, e-mail:, room 5411.0734, phone: +31 (0)50 363 7018
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Courses Exchange (MSc)  ( Courses Exchange Students (MSc) without limited access) 1 semester I b keuze
MSc BA - Health  (keuzevakken A MSc BA Health) 1 semester I b keuze
MSc Economics  (keuzevakken C MSc Economics) 1 semester I b keuze
MSc Finance  (keuzevakken B MSc Finance) 1 semester I b keuze
Msc Philosophy, Politics and Economics 1 semester I b keuze