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Health Economics

Health Economics

by Jay Bhattacharya, Timothy Hyde, Peter Tu
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Comprehensive in coverage this textbook, written by academics from leading institutions, discusses current developments and debates in modern health economics from an international perspective. Economic models are presented in detail, complemented by real-life explanations and analysis, and discussions of the influence of such theories on policymaking. Offering sound pedagogy and economic rigor, Health Economics focuses on building intuition alongside appropriate mathematical formality, translating technical language into accessible economic narrative. Rather than shying away from intellectual building blocks, students are introduced to technical and theoretical foundations and encouraged to apply these to inform empirical studies and wider policymaking.

This book is designed for advanced undergraduate courses in health economics and policy but may also interest postgraduate students in economics, medicine and health policy. Ideal length for one-semester courses.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137029966
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Publication date: 10/30/2013
Edition description: 2013
Pages: 624
Sales rank: 479,567
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Jay Bhattacharya is an Associate Professor at Stanford University, School of Medicine, USA.

Timothy Hyde is a doctoral student at Yale University, USA.

Peter Tu is a doctoral student at Harvard University, USA.

Table of Contents

1. Why Health Economics?.- PART I: DEMAND FOR HEALTH AND HEALTH CARE.- 2. Demand for Health Care.- 3. Demand for Health: The Grossman Model.- 4. Socioeconomic Disparities in Health.- PART II: SUPPLY OF HEALTH CARE.- 5. The Labor Market for Physicians.- 6. Hospitals.- PART III: INFORMATION ECONOMICS.- 7. Demand for Insurance.- 8. Adverse Selection: Akerlof's Market for Lemons.- 9. Adverse Selection: The Rothschild-Stiglitz Model.- 10. Adverse Selection in Real Markets.- 11. Moral Hazard.- PART IV: ECONOMICS OF HEALTH INNOVATION.- 12. Pharmaceuticals and the Economics of Innovation.- 13. Technology and The Price of Health Care.- 14. Health Technology Assessment.- PART V: HEALTH POLICY.- 15. The Health Policy Conundrum.- 16. The Beveridge Model: Nationalized Health Care.- 17. The Bismarck Model: Social Health Insurance.- 18. The American Model.- 19. Population Aging and the Future of Health Policy.- PART VI: PUBLIC HEALTH ECONOMICS.- 20. The Economics of Health Externalities.- 21. Economic Epidemiology.- 22. Obesity.- PART VII: BEHAVIORAL HEALTH ECONOMICS.- 23. Prospect Theory.- 24 Time Inconsistency and Health.

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A very thorough introduction to health economics, combining the important theoretical literature from economics, including neighboring fields, with an account of the actual systems which allocate medical care in its various dimensions. – Kenneth J. Arrow, Stanford University, USA, and Nobel Prizewinning economist

With a readable, breezy style and a deft touch at explaining sophisticated concepts, Health Economics approaches health and health care from a uniquely modern and engaging economic perspective. This book should have very broad appeal. – Alan Garber, Harvard University, USA

This comprehensive and up-to-the-minute book offers an engaging introduction to the complex subject of health economics, covering every aspect of the market. I look forward to using this book in the classroom. – Janet M. Currie, Princeton University, USA

An exceptionally rich and comprehensive undergraduate textbook that covers the traditional building blocks of health economics and addresses pertinent policy questions. This book is a must for health economics courses throughout the world. – Maarten Lindeboom, VU University, the Netherlands

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