Health Economics

Authors: Zweifel, Peter, Breyer, Friedrich, Kifmann, Mathias

  • Explains the issues and future challenges confronting healthcare systems
  • Equips the reader with the tools used in the international literature for analyzing these issues and challenges
  • Acquaints the reader with the crucial stylized facts and pieces of econometric evidence
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About this Textbook

Health Economics presents a systematic treatment of the economics of health behavior and health care delivery. Appropriate both for advanced undergraduate and graduate students of economics, this text provides the background required to understand current research,

presenting theoretical models as well as empirical evidence and summarizing key results. Without neglecting ethical concerns, modern microeconomic theory is applied to

formulate theoretical implications and predictions. Issues discussed include the economic valuation of life and health, moral hazard in health care utilization, supplier-induced demand, the search for remuneration systems with favorable incentives, risk selection in health insurance markets, and technological change in medicine.

Reviews

From the reviews of the second edition:

“The second edition of Health Economics is based on the German version of 1992. It contains all important facts on the specific characteristics of health products and global health markets at an advanced economic level. … The detailed mathematical formulas and derivation of theories are helpful for a better understanding of methodology … . Each chapter concludes with a summary and exercise questions which turn it into a valuable workbook. … a valuable work of reference for experts as well.”­­­ (Simone Torka, Journal of Public Health, Vol. 18, May, 2010)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Zweifel, Peter (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • Economic Valuation of Life and Health

    Zweifel, Peter (et al.)

    Pages 17-74

  • Individuals as Producers of Their Health

    Zweifel, Peter (et al.)

    Pages 75-118

  • Empirical Studies of the Production of Health

    Zweifel, Peter (et al.)

    Pages 119-153

  • Health Goods, Market Failure and Justice

    Zweifel, Peter (et al.)

    Pages 155-201

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eBook $89.00
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Hardcover $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-540-27804-7
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price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-42536-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Health Economics
Authors
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-68540-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-68540-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-27804-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-42536-3
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XX, 529
Additional Information
Original English edition published by Oxford University Press, 1997
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