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This course provides an introduction to Health Economics. As such, it will cover the production and demand for healthcare, how the determinants of demand and supply affect the costs of various types of healthcare services and the individual, family, and market investments in health. The field uses the tools of microeconomics and econometrics to examine both theoretically and empirically a number of topics, including the role of health insurance, healthcare in developing countries, and risky behavior.

Prerequisites: Intermediate Microeconomics and Basic Econometrics.

Main instructor of the course is Eva Hromadkova, Ph.D. is an Expert Analyst of the Economy at the Czech National Bank, the Monetary and Statistics Department since 2011. She received her Ph.D. from CERGE-EI, spending more than a year of her studies as a visiting researcher at the National Bureau of Economic Research in New York. Between 2017 and 2022, she served as Program Director of the Master’s in Applied Economics Program at CERGE-EI. Ms. Hromadkova’s research has concentrated on health care systems, in her work she focuses on analyses of household behavior and firm credit. She has taught a variety of subjects, including health economics, labor economics, and advanced macroeconomics.

Classes will start on May 1 and will last till June 9, 2023.

Detailed syllabus of the course is available here!

To take part at this course please fill in the electronic application (opens in new window)!

The application deadline is Thursday, April 20th, 2023 by 12:00 h (noon).

For additional information contact us at dcoppola@efst.hr or call +385 21 430 706.