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Melissa A Knox
PB AF 599
Seattle Campus

Special Topics

Study and analysis of special topics in public affairs. Topics vary each quarter depending on curricular needs and interests of students and faculty.

Class description

TOPIC: HEALTH ECONOMICS & POLICY - This course is designed to introduce students to the field of health economics, with a focus on public policy applications. The goal of the course will be to enable students to analyze issues in health care policy using tools and theories from economics. We will cover a number of topics, including the demand for health care, the relationship between health and economic outcomes, health insurance, the supply of health care services, the government's role in the provision of services, and the basic economic concepts necessary for understanding these issues.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
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Last Update by Blake N Cooper
Date: 03/23/2009