ECONOMICS OF HEALTH CONSUMERS
Spring 2010, MWF 1:00 - 1:50 pm, Center Hall room 119
Dr. Melissa Famulari
Economics Bldg, 221
Mondays 9-11:00 am
Thurs 12:20-2:20 pm
Thursday 9-11:00 am
There are two inclass midterm exams,
Monday, April 19
, each of which is worth 20% of your grade.
The final exam is cumulative and is worth
60% of your grade.
The final is
Thursday June 10, 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m
This course will examine the health care sector and health policy from an
The focus of this course will be on the consumer side of the health
the demand for medical care, the demand for health insurance, proposals to address
the uninsured, employer provision of health insurance and the effects on worker wages, the
decision to change jobs and retirement, estimating the value of a life and the value of health
improvements, demand for medical care when there are both time and money costs, and
international comparisons of health systems.
Note: 140 focuses on the suppliers of medical
care (physician, nurses, hospitals, medical malpractice and the provision of the efficient
quality of care, the pharmaceutical industry).
Required reading are listed below and are available on WebCT.
This is where you access the syllabus, class handouts, additional readings, your
grades, a discussion board, etc.
Exams are closed book and electronic free:
you may not use any notes, electronic
devices, books or consult other classmates.