This PDF, from the 2012 Health Economics Conference, is about health economics, and is one of those rare presentations that does both. Jay Bhattacharya, Professor of Economics and Public Policy, discusses how to do health economics, and what it takes to be a good health economist.
For a long time health economics has been dominated by economics models, and particularly the “welfare” models developed by the likes of Milton and Edward Elgar. These models were based on the idea that we care about our health because we want to be saved from something.
While these models have their place in health economics, they may not be the best tool for the job. Jay Bhattacharya is a health economist who has developed models to look at how people behave and the economics of health. He also writes and teaches on topics in economics and health.
And to be honest, it’s probably for the best. If you’re interested in health economics, you should definitely check out his website. But let me just say that I don’t think an economist, whose job it is to look at the value of health, should be wasting his time on an article that’s written by a health economist.
I think it would be unfortunate if a health economist, whose job it is to look at the value of health, should be wasting his time on an article written by one, who writes it for a different purpose. Its more like a doctor prescribing vices than it is like a professor writing a textbook on health economics.
You might be right, I think. But if so, you probably have a lot more insight into health economics than I do and it would behoove you to write an article about it.
It’s one of the things I learned about myself in the last few years, that I am a doctor. I know I am, but I also know I am also a health economist. The former is what health economists do, which implies that I know a lot about health economics, but the latter is just what I do. I write articles about health economics. It’s not a job I picked up just arbitrarily, it’s a job I picked up because of my own experience.
I like to think of health economics as a subset of econometrics, which is a general framework that describes the study of economics. It is the study of how economic behavior (or decisions) work and how they change over time. As an economist, I am usually interested in the “long run”, which is that longer than the one run for. For instance, I can tell you that the stock market is overvalued because many people are not buying the stock today.
The biggest thing that you can do is to get a job, and in this case, a medical degree. I have been very fortunate to have worked for two doctors, and I’m already taking over their house in a very short amount of time. I still have those two doctors, so I can always come back and get some more jobs. They have jobs, but I have more than one doctor.
As such, if you’re not careful, you can end up losing your health insurance, and even your jobs. The cost of medical care is rising all the time, and it’s hard to find doctors who will take the time to learn the intricacies of the insurance plans and treatment. One of the primary reasons this happens is because of the economic recession.