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Prof. Nuscheler
WIW-5160


Health Economics

Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Robert Nuscheler
Type: Lecture
Exam: Presentation, midterm and final exam
ECTS: 6
Term: Summer
Level: Master
Limitation: None

This is a course in applied micro economics which concentrates on the core issues of health economics. The first part deals with health care financing with a focus on health insurance and the consequences of asymmetric information, that is, adverse selection and moral hazard. We will also touch upon compulsory insurance, risk selection and its regulation. In the second part we study how the monies raised should be spent optimally. The course centers around optimal provider payment and incentives.


For further information or application procedure please check the module manual and the website of the chair.