Syllabus

Titel
1586 Economics and Policy of the Private Healthcare Industry
LV-Leiter/innen
Univ.Prof. Dr. Marcel Bilger
Kontakt
  • LV-Typ
    PI
  • Semesterstunden
    2
  • Unterrichtssprache
    Englisch
Anmeldung
03.09.2019 bis 23.09.2019
Anmeldung über LPIS
Hinweise zur LV
Planpunkt(e) Bachelor
Termine
Wochentag Datum Uhrzeit Raum
Montag 14.10.2019 14:00 - 16:00 TC.3.09
Montag 28.10.2019 13:00 - 16:00 TC.3.09
Montag 04.11.2019 13:00 - 16:00 TC.3.09
Montag 18.11.2019 13:00 - 16:00 TC.3.09
Montag 25.11.2019 13:00 - 16:00 TC.3.09
Montag 02.12.2019 13:00 - 16:00 TC.3.09
Montag 09.12.2019 13:00 - 16:00 TC.3.09
Montag 16.12.2019 13:00 - 16:00 TC.3.09

Inhalte der LV

This introductory course explains key economic concepts that are relevant to the private healthcare 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 and Policy of the Public Healthcare Industry", 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.

Lehr-/Lerndesign

  • 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 (20%)
  • Mid-term quizz 1 (20%)
  • Mid-term quizz 2 (20%)
  • 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)

Literatur

1 Autor/in: Sloan & Hsieh
Titel:

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. An ebook version is freely available at the WU library.
Jahr: 2017
Prüfungsstoff: Ja
Diplomprüfungsstoff: Nein
Empfehlung: Unbedingt notwendige Studienliteratur für alle Studierenden
Art: Buch
2 Autor/in: Folland, Goodman, and Stano
Titel:

The Economics of Health and Health Care


Verlag: Routledge
Auflage: 8
Anmerkungen: Selected chapters of this book will serve as the main reading material for this course. An ebook version is freely available at the WU library.
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.

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