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Health Economics

This is a basic graduate survey course on the economics of health and health care. Topics include the organization, financing and utilization of health care services. Both theory and evidence relating to patterns of consumer and provider behaviour are examined, as are the functioning and regulation of “markets” for health services. Major public policy issues in the provision of health care in Canada are identified and the economic aspects of such issues are considered in detail.

ECON 788

Health Economics

Unit(s): 3.0 Level(s): Graduate Term(s): Fall Offered?: Yes Language?: No

This is a basic graduate survey course on the economics of health and health care. Topics include the organization, financing and utilization of health care services. Both theory and evidence relating to patterns of consumer and provider behaviour are examined, as are the functioning and regulation of “markets” for health services. Major public policy issues in the provision of health care in Canada are identified and the economic aspects of such issues are considered in detail.


Jeremiah Hurley

Dean of Social Sciences | Professor

Emmanuel Guindon

Assistant Professor, Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact (HEI)