Health Economics

Master Health Economics, Policy & Law

This specialisation is a joint venture between the Erasmus School of Economics and the Institute of Health Policy & Management. The latter is one of the leading centers in the world for health economics research and training. It is aimed at students with a basic training in economics who wish to specialize in health economics. Its students will be trained to apply the concepts and tools of economic analysis to health and health care, including the functioning of health care markets and the economic evaluation of health care programmes and interventions.

Health economics is a rapidly expanding field. The expansion is fuelled by the continuing drive to reform health care systems and the increasing importance of economic evaluation in health policy. This has led to a steadily increasing demand for trained health economists. Health Economics aims to be a response to the current excess demand for health analysts with an economics background.