Vorlesung + Übung: Health Economics - Details
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Semester SS 2021
Current number of participants 2
Home institute Prof. Dr. Robert Nuscheler - Finanzwissenschaft, insb. Gesundheitsökonomik
Courses type Vorlesung + Übung in category Teaching
Participants This is a course for master students.
Pre-requisites A solid understanding of the concepts of microeconomics and constrained optimization is an advantage. Ideally, participants should have attended the course "Mikroökonomik (Master)" (Advanced Microeconomics). While the main text is largely applied micro economic theory, some of the assigned research papers for presentations will have an empirical focus. Basic knowledge of econometrics is an advantage. Participation in the course "Mikroökonometrie" (Microeconometrics) is recommended.
Performance record Written Exam (60 minutes)
Online/Digitale Veranstaltung Veranstaltung wird online/digital abgehalten.
Hauptunterrichtssprache englisch
Literaturhinweise Zweifel, Breyer und Kifmann (2009): Health Economics, 2nd edition. Springer-Verlag,Heidelberg.

Supplementary material will be announced in class.

Course location / Course dates


Module assignments


1. Health Insurance and Markets Failures
• The basic (health) insurance framework
• Optimal demand for insurance
• Free-riding and compulsory insurance
• Adverse selection
• Ex-ante moral hazard
• Ex-post moral hazard
• Risk selection and regulation
2. Incentives and Optimal Provider Payment
• Supplier induced demand
• The primitives of provider payment
• Paying risk-averse providers
• Asymmetric information about the case-mix
• Multi-task environments
• Topics