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Jason Abrevaya, Chair 2225 Speedway, Stop C3100, Austin, TX 78712 • Admin: 512-471-3211 & Advising: 512-471-2973

Fall 2007

ECO 350K • Health Economics

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
34465 MWF
1:00 PM-2:00 PM
UTC 3.102

Course Description

Health care is an exciting and evolving field in which government policies play a vital role. The course is designed for undergraduate students who seek an understanding of how to apply basic microeconomic tools to the study of health and medical care issues. This course will examine the special features of medical care as a commodity, the demand for health and medical care services, the economic explanations for the behavior of medical care providers, the functioning of insurance markets, federal health insurance programs, and regulation. Finally, this course will examine the role and justification for government involvement in the medical care system.


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