ECON 381
Global Health Policy Challenges Spring 2025
Division II

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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, infectious diseases (e.g. HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, COVID), neglected tropical diseases (e.g malaria, dengue, Ebola), nutritional deficiencies, and mental health. We will focus primarily, but not exclusively, on health in low-income countries in this course. Students will read papers and conducted empirical assignments related to the various topics, as well as develop their own research idea during the semester related to one of the topics covered.
The Class: Format: lecture
Limit: 25
Expected: 25
Class#: 3889
Grading: no pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: empirical problem sets, a short paper and a substantive research paper that includes some analysis of existing data
Prerequisites: ECON 251 and (POEC 253 or ECON 255 or STAT 346) or permission of instructor
Enrollment Preferences: juniors and sophomores
Distributions: Division II
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
ECON 381 Division II ECON 571 Division II
Attributes: PHLH Decision-Making by Institutions + Individuals
POEC Depth
POEC Skills

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