Health Economics | Humanities & Social Sciences

Health Economics

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any two HUL5xx

Course Objective

The objective of this course is to introduce students to the basic economic concepts related to health, health care, and health financing. After completion of the course the students shall be able to apply various economic tools for the analysing health outcomes, health care costs, and health policy in developing countries. The students opting for the course are expected to possess basic understanding of microeconomics.

Course Content

The course shall cover the role of health in economic development, measurement and determinants of health status, health as a consumption and investment good, the concept of health production function, the demand for health and health care, estimation of the demand for health, the supply of health, public and private provisioning, health care financing, health insurance, and health policy. The focus of the course shall be on health outcomes and health care of the people in developing countries, specifically, India.

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