ECON 6410

ECON 6410

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2023-2024.

This course teaches the economic approach to studying risky health behaviors such as cigarette smoking, drug use, alcohol abuse, risky sex, and poor diet and physical inactivity (leading to obesity), and suicide. We will examine in detail the research literature on the demand for health, economic models of addiction, the economic causes and correlates of risky health behaviors (e.g. education, prices, peers), and policies for modifying risky behaviors (e.g. taxes and other financial incentives, and providing information).

When Offered Spring.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: Ph.D. level courses in microeconomic theory and econometrics.

  • Convey to you information about the most up-to-date studies, methods and findings from economic research on risky health behaviors
  • Help you transition from being a consumer of research to a producer of research
  • Improve your communication skills (both written and oral).

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PUBPOL 6410

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7146 ECON 6410   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person