ECON 381 Fall 2014 Global Health Policy Challenges (Q)

Poor health is both a cause and a consequence of poverty. It can trap individuals in poverty and reduce aggregate economic growth. This course will be structured around major global health challenges, including maternal health, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, diarrheal disease, nutritional deficiencies and obesity. For each topic, we will first examine the prevalence of the problem. Then, we will turn to the evidence about the costs, benefits, and effectiveness of existing policy solutions. Finally, we will use this information to debate policy alternatives and develop policy recommendations that take into account budgetary, political, and social constraints.
Class Format: lecture
Requirements/Evaluation: three policy memorandums, a midterm exam and a substantive research paper that includes some analysis of existing data
Additional Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis; not available for the Gaudino option
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Prerequisites: ECON 251; POEC 253 or ECON 255 or permission of the instructor
Enrollment Preference: seniors and juniors
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Divisional Attributes: Division II, Quantitative and Formal Reasoning
Other Attributes: INST Global Health Studies Electives,PHLH Decision-Making by Institutions + Individuals,POEC Comparative POEC/Public Policy Courses
Enrollment Limit: 25
Expected Enrollment: 25
Class Number: 1478
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ECON 381 - 01 (F) LEC Global Health Policy Challenge (Q) Division 2: Social StudiesQuantitative and Formal Reasoning Susan Godlonton
TR 09:55 AM-11:10 AM Hopkins Hall 001 1478
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