The course introduces to the main topics in health economics : healthcare demand and supply. It emphasizes the behaviors of agents in the light of the mains results of microeconomic and decision theory.
Course overview :
Chapter I. Why health economics ?
1 Bad/good motives
2 A relevant field of economics
3 A challenging perspective for economics
Chapter II. Is health a luxury good ?
1 Income and health and healthcare consumption
2 The more you pay the better your health ?
Chapter III. The production of health
1 The physician as a (perfect ?) agent
2 Fees and physician labor supply
Chapter IV. The demand for health
1 The consumer as health producer
2 The demand for health capital
3 The deterioration of health capital
4 Consumer choice and demand