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50877-01 - Vorlesung: Economics of Global Health 3 KP

Semester Frühjahrsemester 2020
Angebotsmuster Jedes Frühjahrsem.
Dozierende Günther Fink (guenther.fink@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Inhalt This class examines health issues in developing countries from the standpoint of applied economics. Specific topics include: (1) identifying the bi-directional relationship between health and economic growth; (2) understanding key economic challenges to improving individual and global health; and (3) recognizing differences between optimal health decisions from an individual, national and global perspective. We will examine the empirical evidence in support of interventions affecting health, including the success and failure of interventions that target infant mortality, diarrhea, worms, AIDS, and malaria. We will also investigate the role of health insurance as well as different approaches to deliver health care in resource-constrained settings.
Bemerkungen Prof. Günther Fink is Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Household Economics at the University of Basel, Head of the Household Economics and Health Systems Research Unit at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute in Basel, and Adjunct Professor of International Health Economics at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from Bocconi University in Milan, Italy, as well as a Master’s in applied economics from the University of Michigan.
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Teilnahmebedingungen Familiarity with intermediate economic theory and econometrics—including consumer theory, income and substitution effects, producer theory, experimental design, instrumental variables, and difference-in-differences estimation is required.
Anmeldung zur Lehrveranstaltung Registration: Please enrol in MOnA. Enrolment = Registration for the exam! A deregistration is possible by email to Studiendekanat-wwz@unibas.ch until 6 May, 2020.
Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Einsatz digitaler Medien kein spezifischer Einsatz
Module Vertiefungsmodul Global Europe: Global Ageing and Health (Masterstudium: European Global Studies)
Vertiefungsmodul: International Trade, Growth and the Environment (Masterstudium: Wirtschaftswissenschaften)
Leistungsüberprüfung Semesterendprüfung
Hinweise zur Leistungsüberprüfung Class Structure:
This class is centered on two or three readings from the health and economics literatures chosen for each session. The instructor will go over the readings in class, present key theoretical and empirical elements and expects students to challenge the methods and findings of the papers presented.
written exam:

The grade of this class has the following three components:
Class participation: 30 percent
Final exam: 70 percent

Class participation: Students are expected to have read articles on the reading list prior to class, and to be able to 1) answer specific questions about these articles and 2) critically assess the general approach and message of the articles discussed.

written exam: tba
An-/Abmeldung zur Leistungsüberprüfung Anmelden: Belegen; Abmelden: Studiendekanat
Wiederholungsprüfung keine Wiederholungsprüfung
Skala 1-6 0,1
Wiederholtes Belegen beliebig wiederholbar
Zuständige Fakultät Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät / WWZ, studiendekanat-wwz@unibas.ch
Anbietende Organisationseinheit Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät / WWZ