EC387 Introduction to Health Economics

CAS B18A, 2-3:30pm, MW

Albert Ma; ma@bu.edu
Room 557 270 Bay State Road
Office hours: Thursday 11-12:30pm, Friday 2-3:30pm, or by appointment

Teaching Assistant/Grader: Sara Machado; sararm@bu.edu
Office hours: Monday 4:30-6pm, or by appointment, in Room B23, 264 Bay State Road

Course Outline: EC387.pdf

Test 1: October 15 Wednesday
Test 2: November 19 Wednesday
Final examination: 3-5pm, December 15 Monday

TEST 2: November 19

Coverage: From Week 6 to Week 9 inclusive (see below)

Practice for Test 2 here; solutions will be worked out in class on November 17

 

Link to Assignemnts (and Solutions)

Slides and supplementary materials:

 

Weeks 12-13: December 1

Ma 1994

slides for Ma 1994

slides for Chapter 19

slides for Chapter 20

 

Week 11: November 10

slides for Chapter 17

 

Weeks 10-11: November 3

McGuire-physician agency

Hennig-Schmidt et al 2011

Hennig-Schmidt et al 2014

slides for Chapter 15

 

Weeks 8-9: October 20

Cutler-Reber 1998

slides for Cutler-Reber 1998

Rand Experiment

slides for Chapter 12

 

Weeks 6-7: October 6

Chapter on Adverse Selection

Arrow 1963

Akerlof 1970

Einav-Findelstein 2011

slides for Chapter 10

slides for Chapter 11

 

 

Week 5: September 29

Chapter on Moral Hazard

 

 

Weeks 3-4: September 15

slides for Chapter 8

slides for Chapter 9

Chapter on Risks

Behavioral hazard

 

Week 2: September 8

slides for Chapter 4

slides for Chapter 7

 

Week 1: September 3

slides for Chapter 2

 

TEST 1: October 15

Coverage: Up to and including materials covered in Week 5 September 29 (see below)

Practice for Test 1 here; solutions will be worked out in class on October 14