This course applies the tools of microeconomics to the study of the healthcare sector in the United States, with a focus on issues of equity and efficiency. It analyzes healthcare as a commodity, the demand for health and medical care, the incentives facing care providers, the functioning of insurance markets, and the roles of government and the private sector. It examines current programs as well as competing proposals for reform of the system.
Offered every other year beginning 2020-21.
Open to graduate students only.