Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Area of Study
Business, Business Administration, Economics, International Business, International Economics
Taught In English
STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO HAVE COMPLETED
Industrial Economics, Microeconomic Theory, Econometrics
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
OverviewCOMPETENCES AND SKILLS THAT WILL BE ACQUIRED AND LEARNING RESULTS.The main objectives of this course are: 1) Learn the main characteristics of the most common health systems. 2)Learn the main economic problems and challenges associated with the main health systems and the economicmodels that were developed to explain them. 3) Discuss and offer solutions to these problems based on economicmodels and knowledge. 4) Study the main contributions in the literature related to these topics.By the end of the course, the student should have acquired the knowledge and skills proposed in the syllabus ofthe course, as well as the capacity to: 1) Analyse the problems of health systems using economic tools; 2) Findand select the economic literature on health economics themes. 3) Opportunity to improve his/her presentationskills.DESCRIPTION OF CONTENTS: PROGRAMMESyllabus Health Economics 2014-20151) Introduction: Why is Health Economics Important? [Stiglitz, chp 12.]2) The Health Production Function [Phelps chp. 3]3) Evaluation Methods [Zweifel chp2.]4) Health Systems:a) General Features - [J. Hurst]b) General Characteristics of the Health Care Markets [Arrow (1963) ]c) Ethics, Efficacy, Effectiveness and Efficiency [FGS chp. 1, 4; Zweifel chp 1, 4, Ortún chp1; 3.1,3.2, 3.3]d) Equity [Rodríguez, Calonge and Reñe (1988) , Rodríguez and Calonge (1998)]e) Regulation of Pharmacies: [García Fontes and Massimo Motta]5) Grossman¿s Model [FGS chp. 5, McGuire chp. 7)6) Health Insurancea) Demand for Health Insurance [Phelps, chp 10; FGS pp 185-187]b) Moral Hazard and Copayments [FGS pp 270-275; McGuire pp 189-193; Murillo 1992]c) Adverse Selection: the Rothschild and Stiglitz Model [FGS 151-162 and 289-292; Stiglitz (1993)- Ariel Economía pp 175-180; Rothschild and Stiglitz (1976)- not a mandatory reading]7) Supply Induced Demand¿ [FGS pp 204-211; McGuire 160-166]8) Reimbursement Methods [Zweifel chp. 9]9) The Pharmaceutical MarketLEARNING ACTIVITIES AND METHODOLOGYSuch as other courses in Grado, there are:1) Theory classes2) Practical classes where the number of students is typically smaller. In Practical classes, students are suppose tosolve exercises and if time allows present a topic.ASSESSMENT SYSTEMThere will be two midterm exams that will account for 40% of the final grade and a final exam (60%). The professormay decide to allow students to increase their grade (a maximum of 10%) by making a class presentation.% end-of-term-examination: 60% of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals?): 40BASIC BIBLIOGRAPHY- FOLLAND, Sherman; GOODMAN, Allen C. y STANO, Miron The Economics of Health and Health Care,Macmillan, Nueva York, Oxford, 1993- ZWEIFEL, Peter y BREYER, Friedrich Health Economics, Oxford University Press, 1997
Please note that there are no beginning level Spanish courses offered in this program.
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Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
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