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Obesity Economics

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Kevin Frick

Originally Offered:

Spring 2011

Offered By:

Department of Health Policy and Management

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This course introduces students to the economic approach to evaluating obesity. It focuses on attributable health care expenditures, quality adjusted life years, productivity changes, consumer sovereignty, and the incentives and regulations that can be used to change individual adult, parent, and child behavior.