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Health Economics

This is a basic graduate survey course on the economics of health and health care. Topics include the organization, financing and utilization of health care services. Both theory and evidence relating to patterns of consumer and provider behaviour are examined, as are the functioning and regulation of “markets” for health services. Major public policy issues in the provision of health care in Canada are identified and the economic aspects of such issues are considered in detail.

ECON 788

Unit(s): 3.0 Level(s): Graduate Term(s): Fall Offered?: Yes Language?: No

Jeremiah Hurley

Dean of Social Sciences | Professor

Arthur Sweetman

Professor | Ontario Research Chair in Health Human Resources | Co-Editor of Canadian Journal of Economics

Jean-Eric Tarride

Associate Professor, Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact (HEI)