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Spring 1 2008

Dr. D. Canning
2.5 credits
Lectures. Two 1.5-hour lectures each week.

The course is designed to use economic methods to study a range of issues in international health economics. It will examine the determinants and impact of the epidemiological and demographic transitions, the role of health as a form of human capital, and the impact of population changes and health improvements in economic development, each with an international focus. The topics in the course will be addressed from an economic perspective, with emphasis on historical examples, current facts, relevant economic theories and hypotheses, existing empirical research, gaps in the existing literature and prospects for future research in the area.
Course note: PIH291 or signature of instructor required. (5.06)


Course evaluations are an important method for feedback on the quality of course offerings. The submission of a course evaluation is a requirement for this course. Your grade for the course will be made available only after you have submitted responses to at least the first three questions of the on-line evaluation for this course.

Spring 1 2007

Dr. D. Canning
2.5 credits
Lectures. Two 1.5-hour lectures each week.

The course is designed to use economic methods to study a range of issues in international health economics. It will examine the determinants and impact of the epidemiological and demographic transitions, the role of health as a form of human capital, and the impact of population changes and health improvements in economic development, each with an international focus. The topics in the course will be addressed from an economic perspective, with emphasis on historical examples, current facts, relevant economic theories and hypotheses, existing empirical research, gaps in the existing literature and prospects for future research in the area.
Course note: PIH291 or signature of instructor required. (5.06)


Course evaluations are an important method for feedback on the quality of course offerings. The submission of a course evaluation is a requirement for this course. Your grade for the course will be made available only after you have submitted responses to at least the first three questions of the on-line evaluation for this course.

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