Health Economics

  • Peter Zweifel
  • Friedrich  Breyer
  • Mathias Kifmann

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Peter Zweifel, Friedrich Breyer, Mathias Kifmann
    Pages 1-15
  3. Peter Zweifel, Friedrich Breyer, Mathias Kifmann
    Pages 17-74
  4. Peter Zweifel, Friedrich Breyer, Mathias Kifmann
    Pages 75-118
  5. Peter Zweifel, Friedrich Breyer, Mathias Kifmann
    Pages 119-153
  6. Peter Zweifel, Friedrich Breyer, Mathias Kifmann
    Pages 155-201
  7. Peter Zweifel, Friedrich Breyer, Mathias Kifmann
    Pages 203-252
  8. Peter Zweifel, Friedrich Breyer, Mathias Kifmann
    Pages 253-291
  9. Peter Zweifel, Friedrich Breyer, Mathias Kifmann
    Pages 293-309
  10. Peter Zweifel, Friedrich Breyer, Mathias Kifmann
    Pages 311-329
  11. Peter Zweifel, Friedrich Breyer, Mathias Kifmann
    Pages 331-377
  12. Peter Zweifel, Friedrich Breyer, Mathias Kifmann
    Pages 379-400
  13. Peter Zweifel, Friedrich Breyer, Mathias Kifmann
    Pages 401-428
  14. Peter Zweifel, Friedrich Breyer, Mathias Kifmann
    Pages 429-446
  15. Peter Zweifel, Friedrich Breyer, Mathias Kifmann
    Pages 447-482
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 1-46

About this book

Introduction

Health Economics presents a systematic treatment of the economics of health behavior and health care delivery. Appropriate both for advanced undergraduate and graduate students of economics, this text provides the background required to understand current research,

presenting theoretical models as well as empirical evidence and summarizing key results. Without neglecting ethical concerns, modern microeconomic theory is applied to

formulate theoretical implications and predictions. Issues discussed include the economic valuation of life and health, moral hazard in health care utilization, supplier-induced demand, the search for remuneration systems with favorable incentives, risk selection in health insurance markets, and technological change in medicine.

Keywords

Health Care Health Economics Health Insurance Healthcare Systems political economy

Authors and affiliations

  • Peter Zweifel
    • 1
  • Friedrich  Breyer
    • 2
  • Mathias Kifmann
  1. 1.Sozialökonomisches InstitutUniversität ZürichZürichSwitzerland
  2. 2.Fak. WirtschaftswissenschaftenUniversität KonstanzKonstanzGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-68540-1
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-27804-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-68540-1
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