ECON 381
Global Health Policy Challenges Spring 2017 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: Type: lecture
Limit: 25
Expected: 25
Class#: 3106
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
Prerequisites: ECON 251 and (POEC 253 or ECON 255 or STAT 346) or permission of instructor
Enrollment Preference: seniors and juniors
Distributions: Division II; Quantative/Formal Reasoning;
Attributes: PHLH Decision-Making by Institutions + Individuals; POEC Comparative POEC/Public Policy Courses;

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