Fall 2015 - 60135 - PA393L - Advanced Policy Economics

Nonprofits and Health

The course will examine the role of non-profit activity in the health sector in financing, providing, and advocating for health services. It will be necessary also to examine the role of for-profit entities and government programs and subsidies in many of the same areas. Because of the variety of issues there may be several guest lecturers for a portion of classes. The aim of the class will be to expose the participants to a variety of issues relating to nonprofits and health while also enabling each to think critically in organizing an issue of importance to them.

The requirements will include one briefing paper, three individual or group work-ups, and a final paper. Class participation (including work-ups) will be 40%, the briefing paper 20%, and the final paper 40% of the final grade.