Health Economics

This is a health economics course for graduate level. This course uses the tools of economic theory and empirical analysis to study health care delivery systems.
In the first half of this course, we will begin some backgrounds on U.S. and Taiwan institutions, and review the topics such as uncertainty, moral hazard and adverse selection. In the second half of this course, students are required to read the selected sections from the textbook, and give presentations of the assigned readings, including the demand of medical care, medical care production, physician services industry, hospital services industry, and pharmaceutical industry. The principle goal is to become proficient in evaluating empirical analyses and in applying economic reasoning to health-related issues.