79101 - Topics in Health Economics, Policy and Management

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This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Good health and well-being

Academic Year 2018/2019

Learning outcomes

At the end of the learning activity, the student has a thorough view of the main directions of current research in health economics, policy and management. He/she attains the ability to develop critical and original views on both empirical and theoretical directions of research.

Course contents

The course gives an overview of recent trends in health economics focussing around a set of recent papers. Each student is expected to actively participate in classes by presenting and discussing papers selected by the instructor.


The reading list and slides are available on the Moodle Platform.

Teaching methods

Classes and discussions.

Assessment methods

Students regularly attending the lectures can take the exam discussing a presentation on one of the themes dealt with during the course. Those who do not choose to give the presentation have to take a written test to assess their ability to critically evaluate some of the health policy themes discussed during the course. In the written test students are given outlines to develop short essays in two hours.

Teaching tools

Video projector.

Office hours

See the website of Gianluca Fiorentini