Course Offerings

  • New Course Stamford Campus Ec2498 Health Economics

    This is a new course offered at the Stamford Campus.  

    Econ 2498 Health Economics
    What can economics add to the study of health? Why are some individuals and societies healthier than others? Is the US health sector efficient? Can health be considered a type of capital? Did raising taxes reduce smoking in the US? Why is obesity becoming a worldwide epidemic? What are the most important problems with health insurance? Does medical licensing interfere with competition? Should government provide (universal) health insurance?  If the great majority of diseases that affect developing countries are preventable in a cost-effective way, why are they still a problem? This course will aim to answer these and related questions through economic theory and evidence from recent empirical research. 
    Prerequisite: Econ 1201 Principles of Microeconomics

    As this course was just entered in the schedule of offerings the online schedule has not been updated yet.
    To sign up for the Econ 2498 Health Economics course enroll in Econ 2498 Variable Topics course , and for the extra W component (which makes it into a W course), add the course Econ 2491W.  In the next update to the Stamford online schedule Econ 2498 Variable Topics will be listed as Econ 2498 Health Economics, and Econ 2491W Internship Research Paper will be listed as  Econ 2491 W Health Economics Research Paper.  

    For more information, contact: Prof. Patricia Ritter at

If you have any questions, please contact Economics Advising Office at 860-486-3022.