Courses Taught by Richard Hirth

HMP660: Economics Of Health Management And Policy I

  • Graduate level
  • Both Residential and Online MPH
  • This is a second year course for Online students
  • Fall, Spring-Summer term(s) for residential students; term(s) for online MPH students;
  • 2-3 credit hour(s) for residential students; 0 credit hour(s) for online MPH students;
  • Instructor(s): Hirth, Richard Maffioli, Elisa (Residential); Hirth, Richard (Online MPH);
  • Prerequisites: Graduate standing
  • Description: This course covers the principles of microeconomic theory and the fundamental concepts of the field of health economics. Purpose is to give students experience analyzing health management and health policy issues using economic tools.
  • Residential Syllabus for HMP660
Concentration Competencies that HMP660 Allows Assessment On
Department Program Degree Competency Specific course(s) that allow assessment
HMP MPH Describe how basic microeconomic theory explains the influence of incentives on consumer, provider, and payer behaviors, costs, and other outcomes HMP660

HMP662: The Economics of Health Management and Policy

  • Graduate level
  • Executive Masters
  • Winter term(s) for Executive Masters students;
  • 4 credit hour(s) for Executive Masters students;
  • Instructor(s): Hirth, Richard Maffioli, Elisa (Executive Masters);
  • Prerequisites: Enrollment in the HMP Executive Masters program
  • Description: HMP 662 will introduce students to economic analysis through general microeconomic theory of consumer and producer behavior. This general theory will then be applied to a variety of health and health care topics, including health insurance, health behaviors, and markets for healthcare services.
  • Syllabus for HMP662

HMP806: Doctoral Seminar in Health Services and Systems Research IV

  • Graduate level
  • Residential
  • Winter term(s) for residential students;
  • 1 credit hour(s) for residential students;
  • Instructor(s): Hirth, Richard (Residential);
  • Last offered Winter, 2018
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Description: The economics module will provide an introduction to economic reasoning and methods and a sample of research topics that have been approached by economists working on health and health care. Readings will be a mix of classic papers and recent papers that illustrate this approach yet are accessible to both economists and students training in other disciplines.
  • Learning Objectives: Students should gain a better understanding of the role economics has played in health services research and public health and be able to identify how the approaches and questions addressed by economists compare to those taken by researchers specializing in other social science disciplines.
  • Syllabus for HMP806