Netherlands, Rotterdam

Economics of Health Inequality

when 25 June 2018 - 29 June 2018
language English
duration 1 week
credits 3 ECTS
fee EUR 900

This course will arm you with tools to measure health inequality. It will also make you familiar with models developed to explain socioeconomic disparities in health and competent in empirical methods used to estimate socioeconomic determinants of health.

The course is targeted at economists embarking on research on population health, as well as at researchers from the field of public health wishing to become competent in techniques employed by economists to measure and explain health inequality.

Course leader

The 2018 Lecturers are John Cawley (Cornell University), Titus Galama (University of Southern California & Erasmus University), Owen O’Donnell (Tinbergen Institute & Erasmus University Rotterdam) and Tom Van Ourti (Tinbergen Institute & Erasmus University

Target group

This course is open to research master students, PhD students, Postdocs and researchers with an interest in a quantitative approach to health inequality. Students should have done an intermediate course in statistics, be familiar with regression analysis and preferably have completed an intermediate course in microeconomics.

Those with a public health background who have not previously followed a course in economics should be comfortable with quantitative analysis and be competent in basic calculus. Familiarity with the statistical package STATA is an advantage.

Those with a public health background who have not previously followed a course in economics should be comfortable with quantitative analysis and be competent in basic calculus. Familiarity with the statistical package STATA® is an advantage.

Course aim

To attain competence in:

normative evaluation and measurement of health inequality;
computation of health inequality indices;
decomposition of health inequality;
economic models of health behaviour;
empirical identification of causes of health inequality.

Credits info

3 ECTS
3 ECTS (with completion of assessment)
Certificate

Fee info

EUR 900: PhD and Masters students: € 900
EUR 1200: Others (postdocs, professionals): € 1.200

Payment of the course fee only after a confirmation of admission to the course. Payment instructions will follow soon.

Participants from *Low and Middle Income Countries (LMIC): € 650

Scholarships

No, but reduced fee for participants from *Low and Middle Income Countries (LMIC): € 650
Learn more: http://www.tinbergen.nl/tinbergen-institute-summer-school/economics-health-inequality/tuition-fees-payment/