Health Economics, Policy & Law

Health Economics

This specialisation in Health Economics is a joint venture between the Erasmus School of Economics and Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management. The latter is one of the leading centres in the world for health economics research and training. It is aimed at students with basic training in economics who wish to specialise in health economics. In this monodisciplinary programme in which you will focus on acquiring in-depth knowledge of the concepts and tools for economic analysis of healthcare systems.

Health Economics is a relatively young and rapidly expanding branch of economics. It analyses efficiency, equity and the incentives for patients, healthcare providers, insurers and other actors. There is a strong demand for healthcare analysts with an economic background.

Compulsory courses*

The specialisation Health Economics consists of the following compulsory courses:

 Block

Course name

EC

1

Economics and Financing of Health Care Systems

5

Quantitative Methods for Applied Economics

5

2

Economics of Health and Health Care

5

Health Technology Assessment

5

3

Research Topic in Health Economics

5

Public Health Economics5

4/5/6

Thesis

16


Elective courses*

In Blocks 4 and 5, students should choose elective courses with a total minimum of 15 EC. Within the programme, the following elective courses are offered:

 Block

Course name

EC

4

 

Competition in Health Care Markets

5

Global Health Economics

5

Measurement of Patient Preferences using Discrete Choice Experiments

5

Advanced Health Economic Modeling

5

5

Behavioural Decision Theory in Health

5

Health, Economic Development & Policy 

5

Pharmaceutical Pricing and Market Access

5

* This is the programme of the year 2018-2019, so be aware that the curriculum can change. If you want to learn more about a specific course, please consult the Course Guide.

Prerequisites

Some courses form a prerequisite for other courses. "Quantitative Methods for Applied Economics (QMAE)" is a prerequisite for the course "Research Topics in Health Economics".