5617 Economics of the Health Care Industry - Private Sector
Univ.Prof. Dr. Marcel Bilger, Dr. Mujaheed Shaikh
  • LV-Typ
  • Semesterstunden
  • Unterrichtssprache
01.02.2019 bis 28.02.2019
Anmeldung über LPIS
Hinweise zur LV
Planpunkt(e) Bachelor
Wochentag Datum Uhrzeit Raum
Dienstag 05.03.2019 14:00 - 17:00 LC.-1.038
Dienstag 19.03.2019 14:00 - 17:00 D2.0.374
Dienstag 26.03.2019 14:30 - 17:30 D4.0.039
Dienstag 02.04.2019 14:30 - 17:30 EA.5.034
Dienstag 07.05.2019 14:30 - 17:30 D4.0.039
Dienstag 14.05.2019 14:00 - 17:00 TC.5.04
Dienstag 21.05.2019 14:00 - 17:00 TC.-1.61
Dienstag 04.06.2019 14:00 - 17:00 D2.-1.019 Workstation-Raum

Inhalte der LV

This introductory course explains key economic concepts that are relevant to the private health care industry. The presentation takes the perspective from private agents making economic decisions. The course covers patients as consumers of care, private health insurance companies, private hospitals and physicians, and the pharmaceutical industry. The course is structured so that it can be taken along its sister course "Economics of the Health Care Industry - Public Sector", or independently. Note that the private version of the course will also be beneficial to those aspiring to a career in the public sector as it will be an asset to understand how private agents behave when regulating the markets, complementing their supply, or competing against them.


Lernergebnisse (Learning Outcomes)

  • Understand key health economic concepts
  • Ability to apply health economic theory to real life situations
  • Acquire skills that are directly relevant to the industry

Regelung zur Anwesenheit

A minimum of 75% attendance is required.


  • The lecturers will explain key economic theory and the understanding will be consolidated by selected readings from a leading health economics textbook and other sources.
  • Economic theory will be presented in the context of real life applications introduced via relevant newspaper articles and case studies.
  • Understanding of theory and specific skills will be acquired by means of in-class exercises and short home assignments.

Leistung(en) für eine Beurteilung

Assessments (relative weights in the final grade)

  • Participation (15%)
  • Mid-term quizz 1 (15%)
  • Mid-term quizz 2 (15%)
  • Mid-term quizz 3 (15%)
  • Final exam (40%)

Grades (point ranges)

  • 1: Excellent (90-100 points)
  • 2: Good (80-89 points)
  • 3: Satisfactory (65-79 points)
  • 4: Sufficient (50-64 points)
  • 5: Fail (0-49 points)


1 Autor/in: Sloan & Hsieh

Health Economics

Verlag: The MIT Press
Auflage: second edition
Anmerkungen: Selected chapters of this book will serve as the main reading material for this course
Jahr: 2017
Prüfungsstoff: Ja
Diplomprüfungsstoff: Nein
Empfehlung: Unbedingt notwendige Studienliteratur für alle Studierenden
Art: Buch

Erreichbarkeit des/der Vortragenden

Please email lecturers for office hours.

Zuletzt bearbeitet: 29.11.2018