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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Economics (ECON)
Applied Health Policy Analysis
Applied Health Policy Analysis
Fall 2017
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Letter Grade
ECON 2101 or ECON 6301



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Analysis of the U.S. health care system; how the health care market differs from the market for other goods and appropriate regulatory response. Students are expected to have taken a course in intermediate microeconomics and at least one semester of calculus at the undergraduate level.
As a result of completing this course, students will be able to:
1. interpret supply and demand curves and explain how their intersection identifies the economically efficient market outcome
2. discuss the characteristics of an economically efficient market outcome based on microeconomic fundamentals
3. understand why and how the characteristics of health care markets violate assumptions required for an economically efficient market outcome
4. use microeconomic analysis tools to evaluate health policy, including the Affordable Care Act
5. learn how to identify a research project, conduct a literature review, and present their research to the class

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Key: 10766