Economic Analysis of Development (Advanced)
Considers theory and evidence to explain processes of economic development; examines theories of economic growth, and the two-way links between development and poverty, inequality, social institutions, and the family. Policy debates on education, health, and social policy and governmental and international aid are also covered.
WWS 564/POP 564
Poverty, Inequality and Health in the World
This course focuses on well-being throughout the world, with special emphasis on income and health. It examines what has happened to poverty, inequality, and health, in the U.S., and internationally. We will discuss conceptual foundations of national and global measures of inequality, poverty, and health; construction of measures, and the extent to which they can be trusted; and the relationship between globalization, poverty, and health, historically and currently. We will examine links between health and income, and why poor people are less healthy and live less long than rich people.
Health Economics I
Examines health issues in the developed world. Specific topics include the evolution of health over the life course; the fetal origins hypothesis; the two-way links between socioeconomic status and health; the impact of social safety nets on health outcomes; environmental threats to children's health and development; health insurance and its effects on health; the industrial organization of health care delivery.
Topics in Health Analysis - AIDS in Africa: Causes and Consequences
This course is intended to offer a rigorous analysis of the causes and consequences of the AIDS crisis in sub-Saharan Africa. We will focus on the following themes: orphanhood, education, health care delivery and behavioral responses. It will draw on both microeconomic theory and economics to analyze aspects of the crisis.