70138 - LIFESTYLES AND HEALTH OUTCOMES

Scheda insegnamento

Anno Accademico 2018/2019

Conoscenze e abilità da conseguire

At the end of the course the student understands the health-related behavioral determinants and has an overview of some recent policies aimed at improving the population's lifestyles. He/she has adequate knowledge of: 1) the demand for health and health capital; 2) the behavioral determinants leading to unhealthy outcomes such as obesity and addiction; 3) the trade-offs between health and welfare objectives; 4) the policies aimed at changing health-related behavior and lifestyles. The course combines theoretical analysis and discussion of case-studies.

Programma/Contenuti

The course combines theoretical analysis and discussion of case-studies on the following topics:

  • The demand for health and health capital;
  • The behavioral determinants leading to unhealthy outcomes such as obesity and addiction;
  • The trade-offs between health and welfare objectives;
  • The policies aimed at changing health-related behavior and lifestyles.

Testi/Bibliografia

  • The main reference is Cawley, J., Ruhm C. (2011). The Economics of Risky Health Behaviors, Handbook of Health Economics, Vol. 1, 1539-1627, Elsevier.
  • A useful reference is also Bhattacharya, Hyde, Tu (2013), Health Economics, Palgrave (Sections I, VI and VII).
  • Additional references will be given in class.

Metodi didattici

Standard Lectures and presentations by students

Modalità di verifica dell'apprendimento

Final written exam

Strumenti a supporto della didattica

Slides and additional readings will be provided by the instructor

Link ad altre eventuali informazioni

https://sites.google.com/site/davidedragone/teaching

Orario di ricevimento

Consulta il sito web di Davide Dragone