Spring 2009 Course Description

Advanced Policy Economics

Section Title: Nonprofits and Health
Instructor(s): David Warner
Course: P A 393L - Advanced Policy Economics
(previously Political Economy II)
Unique Number: 62535
Day & Time: Wednesdays, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: SRH 3.102
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This course fulfills requirements for the following specialization(s):

Description: The course will examine the role of non-profit activity in the health sector in financing, providing, and advocating for health services. It will be necessary also to examine the role of for-profit entities and government programs and subsidies in many of the same areas. The requirements will include one briefing paper, three individual or group work-ups, and a final paper. Class participation (including work-ups) will be 40%, the briefing paper 20%, and the final paper 40% of the final grade. Because of the variety of issues there may be several guest lecturers for a portion of classes. The aim of the class will be to expose the participants to a variety of issues relating to nonprofits and health while also enabling each to think critically in organizing an issue of importance to them.

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