Health Economics

Health Economics

Comprehensive in coverage this textbook, written by academics from leading institutions, discusses current developments and debates in modern health economics from an international perspective. Economic models are presented in detail, complemented by real-life explanations and analysis, and discussions of the influence of such theories on policymaking. Offering sound pedagogy and economic rigor, Health Economics focuses on building intuition alongside appropriate mathematical formality, translating technical language into accessible economic narrative. Rather than shying away from intellectual building blocks, students are introduced to technical and theoretical foundations and encouraged to apply these to inform empirical studies and wider policymaking.  This book is designed for advanced undergraduate courses in health economics and policy but may also interest postgraduate students in economics, medicine and health policy. Ideal length for one-semester courses.

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“A very thorough introduction to health economics combining the important theoretical literature from economics, including neighboring fields, with an account of the actual systems which allocate medical care in its various dimensions.” – Kenneth J. Arrow, Stanford University, USA and Nobel Prize-winning economist

“With a readable, breezy style and a deft touch at explaining sophisticated concepts, Health Economics approaches health and health care from a uniquely modern and engaging economic perspective. This book should have very broad appeal. It will reward even the most well-informed readers who seek to understand the challenges facing the U.S. health care system, as well as anyone who would like to learn about applied economics or policy analysis.” – Alan Garber, Harvard University, USA

“This comprehensive and up-to-the-minute book offers an engaging introduction to the complex subject of health economics, covering every aspect of the market from compensation for doctors and nurses, to technological change, to the Affordable Care Act. I look forward to using this book in the classroom.” – Janet M. Currie, Princeton University, USA

“This is an exceptionally rich and comprehensive undergraduate textbook in Health Economics. It covers the traditional building blocks of health economics, but also extends to behavioral health economics, public health economics and addresses pertinent policy questions that different countries with different health care models face. This book is a must for health economics courses throughout the world and a definite recommend as secondary reading for courses on the economics of the welfare state.” – Maarten Lindeboom, VU University, the Netherlands

“A welcome new textbook that includes highly accessible treatment of the most important topics in modern health economics. This will be a student favorite.” – William Dow, University of California, Berkeley, USA

“An exceptionally well written textbook, broad in coverage, refreshingly non-technical, but nevertheless scholarly and thorough. Innovative chapters like economic epidemiology and thoughtful insights on demographic change as well as a review of new developments on public health economics and behavioral economics are most valuable; well-discussed phenomena like moral hazard and adverse selection are presented in a highly accessible manner. ” – Konrad Obermann, Heidelberg University, Germany

–This text refers to the paperback edition.

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A very thorough introduction to health economics, combining the important theoretical literature from economics, including neighboring fields, with an account of the actual systems which allocate medical care in its various dimensions. Kenneth J. Arrow is an economist.

A deft touch at explaining sophisticated concepts can be found in this style. Health economics is related to health. The approach to health and health care is modern and engaging. The book should have broad appeal. Alan Garber is a student at Harvard University.

The book offers an engaging introduction to the subject of health economics, covering every aspect of the market. I will be using this book in the classroom. Janet M. Currie is from the USA.

The textbook covers the traditional building blocks of health economics and addresses policy questions. The book is a must have for health economics courses. The VU University is in the Netherlands.

–This text refers to the paperback edition.

From the Back Cover

Health Economics introduces students of economics, public health, and medicine to the modern field of health economics.

The book emphasizes the link between economic theory and health policy, and covers both the established models of health insurance and the dilemmas that policy makers currently face.

Features include:

* Broad scope, featuring comparative health policy and empirical examples from around the world
* Topical issues such as the obesity epidemic, economic epidemiology, socioeconomic health disparities, and behavioral economics
* The latest research including the Oregon Medicaid Experiment and the potential impacts of US health reform

Student-friendly, Health Economics is written in an engaging, lively style, enhanced by cartoons and images that relate the principles of health economics to everyday life. It also offers hundreds of exercises to help solidify and extend understanding.
–This text refers to the paperback edition.

About the Author

Jay Bhattacharya is an Associate Professor at Stanford University, School of Medicine, USA.

Timothy Hyde is a doctoral student at Yale University, USA.

Peter Tu is a doctoral student at Harvard University, USA.

–This text refers to the paperback edition.

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