This course is designed for PhD students specializing in health economics. However, since many of the subjects covered in the course lie at the intersection of health economics and other fields, and the included studies employ a rich set of tools and techniques, the course content would also be relevant for students specializing in labor economics, behavioral economics, industrial organization, and micro-econometrics.
The main objective of the course is to help students transition from being active learners to producers of research and to whet students' appetite for conducting research on topics that are of interest to them. The course also aims to improve students' presentation and communication skills.
All non-CentER students should ask formal permission from the Director of Graduate Studies in Economics BEFORE the start of the course.
Please send your request for permission including grade list, CV and motivation letter to CentER Graduate School at firstname.lastname@example.org. Note that asking permission is not just a formality.
A solid background in micro-economics, such as Micro-economics 1, 2 and 3 in the CentER Research Master Economics year 1 program
|This course is part of the Empirical Microeconomics PhD sequence at Tilburg University. The set of 5 lectures focuses on giving an overview of important topics in health economics. These topics include decisions by healthcare providers, health behaviors, and determinants of health. Topics will be introduced by discussing research papers. Students are expected to read these papers before class and to contribute to the discussion. Students are also asked to present papers in a similar format as if they would present these papers in an academic seminar.|
Type of examsIn class presentations (20%) and a final exam (80%)
- Literature list will be available on blackboard.