HEALTH - Economic analysis of health policy: Equity and efficiency issues

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Everything you need to know about the Health programme 2017 is in the dedicated brochure: download this document (pdf format) with all the courses objectives, topics, structure and references.
June 26th > June 30th

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OVERVIEW

This program is designed to provide an overview of concepts and techniques essential for the analysis of health policies, at the frontier of health economics research. Instructors will develop the following topics, centered on health policies: economic preferences and behavior, demand and supply of health care, health care funding, health inequalities and subjective well-being.

The first three sessions will outline the conceptual and technical framework for analysis of health policy. Specifically the first session will address the question “what can economics bring to the design of health policy?” and will explain the goals of health policy in terms of efficiency and equity. The second session will focus on the quantitative techniques to elicit preferences, which are essential to identify priorities for resource allocation and to measure the benefits of a policy. These techniques have broad application in health policy, planning and resource allocation decisions: public preferences for access to healthcare services and diagnosis choice for instance. The third session will define behavioral economics, which applies insights from cognitive sciences and psychology to conventional economics, and will deal with behavioral health policies. Preference-based policies will be discussed, building on material presented in the second session.

The next four sessions will focus on health and healthcare demand and supply. On the demand side, we will look at the effect of tax policy on consumer demand for health-related goods (food, tobacco…) using advanced econometric techniques employed in structural demand estimation. On the supply side, we will explore the impact of government regulation in the healthcare sector — ranging from the definition of optimal payment schemes for health care professionals to competition regulation — as well as the effect of the incentives of the different players in the sector on the market structure of the health care industry. Some of the models used in the sessions on supply will build on the models presented in the session on demand. Healthcare funding will also be examined.

Finally, in the last two sessions, the relationships between income on the one hand and health and psychological well-being on the other hand will be considered. The positive association between income and health illustrates social health inequalities. In particular, we will discuss the formulation of policies aiming at improving health and well-being.

Workshop - Participants will have the opportunity to submit work to be presented and discussed by fellow participants and faculty on Friday 30 in the afternoon.

PREREQUISITES

Graduates in Economics with strong theoretical and empirical skills.

PROFESSORS

  • Bénédicte Apouey is a Research Professor in Health Economics at the PSE. She received her PhD from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris in 2009 and was then awarded the Young Economist award from the European Economic Association. Her research focuses on social health inequalities, including the origins of disparities in childhood and the social determinants of healthy ageing. Current specific research interests include the longitudinal effect of parental socioeconomic status on child health using cohort data, as well as the impact of wealth on health among the elderly. http://www.parisschoolofeconomics.eu/en/apouey-benedicte/
  • Andrew Clark is a Full Research Professor at the PSE and he holds research positions at IZA and LSE. He received his PhD at the LSE in 1989 and previously held posts in Dartmouth, Essex, the University of Orléans and the OECD. His work is at the interface of Economics, Psychology and Sociology. His research interests are applied microeconomics and modeling the utility function (comparisons and habituation, social interactions and social learning). Among others, he has published in Review of Economics and Statistics, Economic Journal, Journal of Economic Literature, Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Public Economics and Journal of Health Economics.http://www.parisschoolofeconomics.eu/en/clark-andrew/
  • Fabrice Etilé is a Full Research Professor at the PSE and the French National Institute for Agronomic Research (INRA). He is mainly interested in risky health behavior (obesity and food-related diseases, addictive goods), with a specific focus on the analysis of consumer behavior and the econometric evaluation of public policies. He has published in leading academic journals such as Economic Journal, Journal of Health Economics, Economics and Human Biology and Health Economics. http://www.parisschoolofeconomics.eu/en/etile-fabrice/
  • Matteo M Galizzi is an Assistant Professor of Behavioural Science and ESRC Future Research Leader at the London School of Economics. He currently has a visiting position at the Hospinnomics Chair at PSE. Graduated from University of Pavia (Italy), he holds an MSc in Econometrics and a PhD in Economics from the University of York (UK). Matteo is an experimental and behavioral economist conducting behavioral experiments in health between the lab and the field. He also has taken research, teaching, and visiting positions at the Universities of Pavia, York, Varese, Autonoma of Barcelona, Brescia, Queen Mary London, and Durham. http://bit.ly/2iHHqv2
  • Pierre-Yves Geoffard is the Director of the PSE and is also a Full Research Professor at CNRS and at the “Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales” (EHESS). His main research areas are in the economic analysis of health policy and in risk and insurance economics. His research has been published in leading academic journals such as Econometrica, American Economic Review, Biometrika, Journal of Economic Theory, International Economic Review, RAND Journal of Economics, and Journal of Health Economics. He received a best paper award in 2009 for an article published in Health Economics. He has also been an Associate Editor of Health Economics and a member of the National AIDS Council (France) over recent years. http://www.parisschoolofeconomics.eu/en/geoffard-pierre-yves/
  • Daniel Herrera-Araujo was awarded his PhD by the Toulouse School of Economics in 2015 and then joined the health economics research chair (Hospinnomics) at the PSE as researcher. His interests lie in health, industrial organization, and environment. He is currently working on the impact of hospital mergers and acquisitions in France and on the valuation of small mortality risk reductions using novel methods. http://www.parisschoolofeconomics.eu/en/herrera-daniel/
  • Nicolas Jacquemet is an Associate Professor at the PSE and a Professor at Panthéon-Sorbonne University, where he is the director of the Economics and Psychology master program. He is particularly interested in theory driven empirical research related to preference elicitation methods and physician compensation behavior. His research extends to labor and environmental economics and game theory. To do this work, he combines experimental methods and econometrics applied to real-world data. http://www.parisschoolofeconomics.eu/en/jacquemet-nicolas/
  • Lise Rochaix is the Scientific Director of the Hospinnomics Chair at the PSE (endowed by the Hospitals of Paris) as well as a Full Professor at Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University. Her research interests focus on the evaluation of public policies, in an international comparative perspective. She has extensively published on regulatory issues in the healthcare industry, balancing equity and efficiency considerations. http://www.parisschoolofeconomics.eu/en/rochaix-lise/

Programme Supervisor: Bénédicte Apouey

SCHEDULE

Monday June, 26th
8.30 am - 9 am Welcome coffee
9 am - 10.30 am Pierre-Yves Geoffard, What can economics bring to the design of health policy?
10.30 am - 11 am Coffee break
11 am - 12.30 pm Pierre-Yves Geoffard, What can economics bring to the design of health policy?
12.30 pm - 2 pm Lunch
2 pm - 3.30 pm Nicolas Jacquemet, Preference elicitation for health care interventions: Lessons from behavioral economics
3.30 pm - 4 pm Coffee break
4 pm - 5.30 pm Nicolas Jacquemet, Preference elicitation for health care interventions: Lessons from behavioral economics

Tuesday June, 27th
9 am - 10.30 am Matteo M. Galizzi, Behavioral economics and health policies
10.30 am - 11 am Coffee break
11 am - 12.30 pm Matteo M. Galizzi, Behavioral economics and health policies
12.30 pm - 2 pm Lunch
2 pm - 3.30 pm Fabrice Etilé, Demand modelling in the economic evaluation of price policies
3.30 pm - 4 pm Coffee break
4 pm - 5.30 pm Fabrice Etilé, Demand modelling in the economic evaluation of price policies

Wednesday June, 28th
9 am - 10.30 am Daniel Herrera-Araujo and Lise Rochaix, Health care markets: Theory and empirics (Part I)
10.30 am - 11 am Coffee break
11 am - 12.30 pm Daniel Herrera-Araujo and Lise Rochaix, Health care markets: Theory and empirics (Part I)
12.30 pm - 2 pm Lunch
2 pm - 3.30 pm Daniel Herrera-Araujo and Lise Rochaix, Health care markets: Theory and empirics (Part II)
3.30 pm - 4 pm Coffee break
4 pm - 5.30 pm Daniel Herrera-Araujo and Lise Rochaix, Health care markets: Theory and empirics (Part II)

Thursday June, 29th
9 am - 10.30 am Pierre-Yves Geoffard, Funding health care
10.30 am - 11 am Coffee break
11 am - 12.30 pm Pierre-Yves Geoffard, Funding health care
12.30 pm - 2 pm Lunch
2 pm - 3.30 pm Bénédicte Apouey, Social health inequalities
3.30 pm - 4 pm Coffee break
4 pm - 5.30 pm Bénédicte Apouey, Social health inequalities

Friday June, 30th
9 am - 10.30 am Andrew Clark, Happiness, the Easterlin paradox and public policy
10.30 am - 11 am Coffee break
11 am - 12.30 pm Andrew Clark, Happiness, the Easterlin paradox and public policy
12.30 pm - 2 pm Lunch
2 pm - 3.30 pm Bénédicte Apouey, Andrew Clark, Fabrice Etilé, Pierre-Yves Geoffard, Daniel Herrera-Araujo and Lise Rochaix, Workshop
3.30 pm - 4 pm Coffee break
4 pm - 5.30 pm Bénédicte Apouey, Andrew Clark, Fabrice Etilé, Pierre-Yves Geoffard, Daniel Herrera-Araujo and Lise Rochaix, Workshop


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  • The complete 2017 brochure is available in pdf (115 pages, 8 Mo)
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