Economics of Health Insurance

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The course covers the economics of health care taking a microeconomic perspective. The course focusses on the market for health insurance and its imperfections that originate from the specific characteristics of health as a commodity and result in market failure and hence undesirable market outcomes such as adverse selection, moral hazard, and risk selection. Based on the theoretical analysis implications for the question of how to design a health (insurance) system are derived.

Target Group

This course is part of the Spezialisation Area Health Economics of the MSE. Students in the Master programs Arbeitsmarkt&Personal, Sozialökonomik and Management can take the course as an elective module or choose the aequivalent German course Gesundheitsökonomie I.

Dates

The course is taught every summer term. Dates for summer term 2016 are:

  • Lecture (Prof. Dr. Harald Tauchmann): Monday 9.45 -11.15 room LG 0.143.
  • Exercise Class (Simon Reif): Wednesday 18.30-20.00 room FG 1.036. Dates: 20th April, 4th May, 11th May, 8th June, 15th June, 22nd June and 6th July.

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