ECON 381
Global Health Policy Challenges Fall 2014
Division II Quantative/Formal Reasoning
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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.
The Class: Format: lecture
Limit: 25
Expected: 25
Class#: 1478
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: three policy memorandums, a midterm exam and a substantive research paper that includes some analysis of existing data
Extra Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis; not available for the Gaudino option
Prerequisites: ECON 251; POEC 253 or ECON 255 or permission of the instructor
Enrollment Preferences: seniors and juniors
Distributions: Division II Quantative/Formal Reasoning
Attributes: INST Global Health Studies Electives
PHLH Decision-Making by Institutions + Individuals
POEC Comparative POEC/Public Policy Courses

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