Course: Obesity Economics

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Syllabus

Course Description

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.

Readings

Required

Suggested

Course Requirements

Participation (10%)

  • Seven lectures
  • Two LiveTalks
  • Bulletin Board Participation
  • Wiki pages
  • Final Paper

Final Paper (90%)