This course is discontinued

Syllabus/achievement requirements

The lectures are considered to be part of the syllabus in addition to the written syllabus below. More detailed information about how much effort that should be put into the different parts of the syllabus will be given the lectures. Material handed out during lectures (and posted on Fronter) will also be considered part of the syllabus.

Employees and students at UiO have access to all e-journals that UiO subscribe to (4500 titles). The access is limited to PCs with an IP-number belonging to UiO. In the reading list articles available on the web are marked "Subscription".


Barros, P. P., Martinez-Giralt, X., 2012. Health Economics. An industrial organization perspective. Routledge, London and New York.

Chapters 1-5 are more general economics introduction and are already familiar to the students.

Chapters 6 – 17 are mainly about health economics and will be important reading material. More detailed guidance regarding the individual chapters will be given at the lectures.

Additional books and articles (Detailed guidance will be given at the lectures):

Arrow, K. E., 1963, Uncertainty and the welfare economics of medical care, American Economic Review 53, 941 973. Subscription

Hey, J.D., Patel, M.S., 1983. Prevention and cure? Or: is an ounce of prevention better than a pound of cure? Journal of Health Economics 2, 119-138. Subscription

Kornai, J. and K. Eggleston: Welfare, choise and solidarity in transition, 2001. Cambridge University Press. Pp. 47-99.

Léger, P. T., 2008. Physician payment mechanisms. In M. Lu and E. Johnsson: Financing health care. New ideas for a changing society, (Wiley- VCH Verlag, Weinheim)149-176.

OECD: Health at a glance 2011 - OECD indicators. OECD, Paris. Subscription

OECD Health Policy Studies, 2010. Value for money in health spending. OECD, Paris. Subscription

Siciliani, L., Iversen, T., 2011. Waiting times and waiting lists. In A. Jones (ed): The Elgar Companion to Health Economics (E. Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham).

Published Oct. 24, 2012 11:23 AM - Last modified Jan. 16, 2013 12:19 PM