syllabus pam4380 spring 2011 - Syllabus PAM/ ECON 4380:...

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Syllabus PAM/ ECON 4380: Economics of Public Health Spring 2011 Professor: Don Kenkel Phone 255-2594 102 MVR Hall Email:dsk10@cornell.edu Course Meets: M - W - F 10:10 - 11:00 a.m. 157 MVR Hall Office Hours : Mondays 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., and by email appointment. Teaching Assistant: Joe LeCates ( JRL73@cornell.edu ) TA’s Office Hours: Tuesdays 1:00 - 3:00 pm, 107 MVR Hall Course Description Prerequisites: Intermediate Microeconomics (PAM 2000 or equivalent), Econometrics (PAM 3100 or equivalent) Uses the economic approach to study public health policies. Public health policies focus on tobacco, obesity, alcohol, illicit drugs, gun violence, sexually transmitted diseases, and other major causes of death and disease. Students will apply the concepts of market failures and the principles of cost-benefit analysis to public health problems. Students will examine how private sector advertising and public information campaigns, taxation, regulation, prohibition, and litigation affect public health. The course will also examine policies to address health disparities related to socioeconomic status. Course Requirements and Grading Preliminary examination #1 25% Preliminary examination #2 25% Homework assignments 15% Final examination 35% The examinations will be held in class. Any scheduling problems must be discussed with me in advance; there will be no makeup examinations unless I have given my permission prior to the scheduled date of the examination. The homework assignments and examinations will be based on material covered in lecture and in the assigned readings as listed in the syllabus. The examinations will consist of short essay questions and economic problems. Questions on the some of the homework assignments will be similar in form and content to the examinations. Other homework assignments will be 2- 3 page writing assignments.
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The final examination will be partly comprehensive, but it will also emphasize material covered after the second preliminary examination. Students are expected to attend class regularly, to prepare for class by doing the assigned readings, and to participate in classroom discussions. Academic Integrity You are responsible for adhering to the Cornell Code of Academic Integrity, which appears online at: hhttp://cuinfo.cornell.edu/Academic/AIC.html. While you should be familiar with the entire code, I would like to call your attention to the following points: During in-class examinations no student may use, give, or receive any assistance or information not given in the examination or by the proctor. No student may take an examination for another student. A faculty member may impose a grade penalty for any misconduct in the classroom or examination room. Examples of academic misconduct include, but are not limited to, talking during an exam, bringing unauthorized materials into the exam room, and disruptive behavior in the classroom. The homework assignments in this class are intended as learning experiences, and are not
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