PAM 4280

PAM 4280

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2017-2018.

Risky health behaviors such as cigarette smoking, drinking alcohol, risky sex, poor diet and physical inactivity (leading to obesity) are responsible for hundreds of thousands of preventable deaths and impose billions of dollars in medical care costs each year in the United States. This course teaches the economic approach to studying risky health behaviors. The economic research literature on the causes and consequences of risky health behaviors will be studied in detail. Students will analyze data and present their findings.

When Offered Spring.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: Intermediate Microeconomics (PAM 2000 or ECON 3030) and Regression Analysis (PAM 3100, ECON 3120, or ECON 3140).

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  • Teach you the economic approach to studying a wide variety of risky health behaviors.
  • Help you transition from being a consumer of research to being a producer of research through econometric analysis of data and writing a brief research paper.
  • Enhance your written communication skills.

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ECON 3710

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 13817 PAM 4280   LEC 001

  • After January 31st students will need Professor Cawley's permission to enroll in this course.