Economics of Global Health

ECON 335

Examines reciprocal relationships between income, poverty and health across countries with focus on identifying effect of health on development. Addresses structural problems in delivery and quality of healthcare that arise from cultural as well as economic causes. Attention given to challenges of healthcare financing, and tension between high-tech care and basic care in developing countries. Students examine empirical evidence from interventions affecting health including infant mortality reduction programs. Focus on issues of poverty alleviation and the promise of foreign aid. Prerequisites: (Economics 201 or Public Policy 303D) and (Economics 204D or 208D or Public Policy 604), or instructor consent. Instructor: Field

Prerequisites

Prerequisites: (Economics 201 or Public Policy 303D) and (Economics 204D or 208D or Public Policy 604), or instructor consent

Curriculum Codes
  • STS
  • SS
Cross-Listed As
  • GLHLTH 335
Typically Offered
Occasionally