SA4L5

Most research questions, in health economics require students to apply econometric techniques. This course introduces these techniques and students exiting the course can expect to have acquired a competency in econometrics as it is applied to health economics. The seminars- which are lab based- allow students to apply these methods to practical problems using Stata and decipher the results.

Teaching

10 hours of lectures and 18 hours of seminars in the LT. 2 hours of lectures in the ST.

All lectures and seminars are taught by Dr. Grace Lordan.

Formative coursework

Two pieces: 1) A set of problems given in seminar 4, tackled without help during the seminar and submitted afterwards. . This work will be read and feedback provided. 2) A mock exam in seminar 7. This work will be read and feedback provided by week 9.tive reading

Readings

Mastering ‘Metrics: The Path from Cause to Effect (2014) by Joshua D. Angrist, Jörn-Steffen Pischke

Johnston, D.W. & Lordan G., 2012. “Discrimination makes me sick! An examination of the discrimination–health relationship,” Journal of Health Economics, Elsevier, vol. 31(1), pp. 99-111.

Johnston, D.W. and Lordan, G. (2014) Weight perceptions, weight control and income: an analysis using British data. Economics and Human Biology, 12 . pp. 132-139.

Jones, A.M., Rice, N., Bago d’Uva, T. and Balia S. (2013) Applied Health Economics, London: Routledge.

Lordan, G. and Frijters, P. (2013) Unplanned pregnancy and the impact on sibling health outcomes. Health Economics, 22 (8). pp. 903-914.

Lordan, G. and Tang, K.K. and Carmignani, F. (2011) Has HIV/AIDS displaced other health funding priorities? Evidence from a new dataset of development aid for health Social Science and Medicine, 73 (3). 351-355.


Assessment

Exam (70%, duration: 2 hours) in the main exam period.
Coursework (30%).