15 Credits AUTUMN



Aims/Description: This module addresses economic issues concerning health and health care. The market for health care fails to satisfy most of the key conditions of a perfect maket, leading to an efficiency-based justification for government intervention. At the same time, health can be regarded as a special commodity, because it is fundamental to individual well-being and flourishing, which may give an equity-based justification for government intervention. The aim of the module is to examine these justifications, and to see the role played by two different nomative approaches (welfarist and non-welfarist) to the problem.

Restrictions on availability: Prerequisites: Knowledge of advanced economics at undergraduate level.

Staff Contact: Dr Aki Tsuchiya
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials
Assessment: Formal Exam, Course work
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