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Macmillan Higher Education

Health Economics

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Paperback - 9781137029966

30 October 2013

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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...

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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.

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Broad scope, featuring comparative health policy and empirical examples from around the world

Topical issues such as the obesity epidemic, economic epidemiology, socioeconomic health disparities, and behavioral economics

Informed by the latest research including the Oregon Medicaid Experiment and the potential impacts of US health reform

A rich learning resource, complete with hundreds of exercises to help solidify and extend understanding

Student-friendly, with an engaging, lively style, enhanced by cartoons and images that relate the principles of health economics to everyday life

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.

The book's companion website features resources to support student learning:
  • Answer sheets to comprehension exercises in the book for students to check their understanding of the material
This resource can be found here: https://www.macmillanihe.com/companion/Bhattacharya-Health-Economics/ , or click 'View companion site' above.
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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.

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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.

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