Economics of Health Care
-Introduction to Health Economics: Definition of Economics, Causes of Market Failures and Need for Health Economics. Definition of Health Economics, The Scope and Importance of Health Economics
-Production of Health and Demand for Health Care: Production of Health and Demand for Health Care, Health Care as an Input into The Production of Health
-Theory of Consumer Behavior: Diamond-Water Paradox, Marshallian Theory of Demand, Indifference Curve Analysis, Determinants of Demand for Health Care, Elasticity of Demand for Health Care
-Theory of Production and Cost of Health Care: Production Function Of Different Health Care Services, Fixed Vs. Variable Inputs, Short Run Vs. Long Run Period, Producer’s Equilibrium, Derivation Of Cost Curve – Total, Average, Marginal, Relationship- Average And Marginal, Short-Run And Long-Run Cost Curves, Economies Of Scale And Economies Of Scope
-Health Care Markets: Market Structure, Perfect Competition: Characteristics of Markets and Firms, Monopoly, Monopolistic Competition, Oligopoly, Efficiency in Health Care Market
-Agency Relationship and Supplier Induced Demand: Agency Relationship and Information Asymmetry, Market for Lemons, Imperfect Agent and Supplier Induced Demand, Different Models of Supplier Induced Demand
-Government Regulation in Health: Market Failures and Role of Public Sector
-Theory of Role of Non-Government Organization In Health
-Health Care Financing and Universal Health Coverage: Definition of Health Care Financing, Different Methods of Health Care Financing, Concept of Universal Health Coverage
-Economics of Health Insurance: Basic Theory of Health Insurance, Coinsurance, Copayments, Deductibles, Moral Hazard and Adverse Selection
-Macroeconomics and Health: Investing in Health, Relationship Between Ill Health and Poverty, Health In Other Policies, Sustainable Development Goals
-Introduction: Economic Causes and Effects of Population Pressure
-Microeconomic Analysis of Some Population Issues: Demand for Children, Son Vs Daughter Preference, Demand for Family Planning, Rural- Urban Migration (Harris-Todaro Model), Subsidy on Health Goods, Rationing of Health Goods
-Effects of Population Growth on Macroeconomy: Impact on Consumption, Savings, Capital-Output Ratio, Unemployment Rate and Wage Rate
-Basic Theories of Population: Malthus, Boserup, Bilsborrow, Coale and Hoover, Geertz, Theory of Cohen- Earth’s Carrying Capacity
-Effects in Bangladesh: Effects on Land Holding and Rural Employment, Industrial Employment and Export of Manpower
-How to Control Population and Investing in People
-Causes and Effects of Malnutrition: Myths about Malnutrition, Reasons for Weak Commitment to Nutrition Program, Vicious Cycle of Nutrition and Malnutrition, Importance of Investment in Nutrition, Benefits and Costs of Nutrition Program
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