Teaching: BE 888 (Enterprise and Health in Emerging Economies, PhD); HMP 663 (The Economics of Health Management and Policy, MPH/MHSA)
In 2014, I am teaching BE 888, a PhD course on topics in development economics, and HMP 663, part of the core health economics sequence in the Department of Health Management and Policy at the School of Public Health.
In 2015, I will be teaching BE 300, the introductory microeconomics course for undergraduate business majors at Ross.
BE 888: Enterprise and Health in Emerging Economies
Winter B, 2014
The purpose of this course is to provide an in-depth window into the latest research in development economics pertaining broadly to the areas of enterprise performance and health care. The course is designed for PhD students in BE, as well as from economics, public policy, and public health, who are interested in pursuing a research agenda in these areas. For each topic within these broad areas, we will survey the relevant canonical papers and ideas, and then delve deep into selected recent studies at the research frontier of these topics. The class will be highly interactive, with a large discussion component and multiple presentations on selected papers by each student. The primary output will be an individual research proposal describing a research idea related to the topics covered in class that details why the question asked is new and important, how it will be answered in rigorous fashion with available data (or prospectively through a field experiment), and a timeline for completion of the project.
HMP 663: The Economics of Health Management and Policy II
Winter B, 2014
This course is the second half of a two-semester sequence that draws on concepts and empirical tools from economics to better understand important issues in health care in the United States and abroad. The course is divided into three parts. The first segment will focus on cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA), and will be led by Manasee Shah. The second segment will be led by Zoë McLaren and cover the demand for and supply of health care services and give students experience analyzing health management and health policy issues using economic tools. The third segment, taught by Achyuta Adhvaryu, will focus on key topics in health economics—the role of public policy, health care financing, behavioral health economics, and pollution and health—with applications in low-income country contexts.
pdf | february 2014
accepted at the Review of Economic Studies