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Congress Recordings
Teaching Health Economics Pre-Congress Session Recordings
Saturday, July 8, 2017 | iHEA World Congress 


Health economics is a relative newcomer to the economics discipline and economics pedagogy. Microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics have served as foundations of economics curricula for over fifty years, and public finance, international economics, and industrial organization date back even further. Many university economics departments have only recently instituted health economics courses, and at many universities health economics courses reside outside of economics departments, in schools of public health, business, or nursing. Starting with the 2011 Toronto congress, Jim Burgess led efforts for iHEA to present, share, and disseminate path-breaking methods and research on teaching health economics.  The 2017 pre-congress "Teaching Health Economics" (THE) workshop, organized by Allen Goodman, Emma Frew, Maia Platt, Elizabeth Seidler and Joanne Spetz, sought to bring together teachers of health economics to share their methods and resources with colleagues.  The pre-congress session was sponsored by the Health Economics Unit of the University of Cape Town, and held in memory of Jim Burgess who initiated the biennial 'THE' pre-congress sessions in 2011.
Presenters generously agreed to be recorded so that their contributions could be shared more widely. Below are the available recordings from the pre-congress session.


*To watch any of the below videos in full screen, please open the video in YouTube by either clicking on the title within the video or pasting the link.


Teaching Health Economics to Economists

Jennifer Kohn | The Health Insurance Game

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Dahlia Remler | Focus on the Actuarially Fair Premium

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Teaching Health Economics to Non-economists

Jill Boylston Herndon | Integrating Health Care Economics into Medical Education Curricula


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Michal Horný | Teaching Health Economics to Students Without Strong Backgrounds in Quantitative Methods


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Florian Buchner | Learning by Challenge


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Distance Learning


Heather Brown | Engaging Distance Learners with No Economic Background in an Online Health Economics Course


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Diane Dewar | Distance Education: National and International Experiences


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Lisa Gold | Opportunities and Challenges in Delivering Postgraduate Health Economics Online


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M. Femi Ayadi | An Innovative Approach to Using Distance Learning to Teach Health Economics


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International Perspectives


Ashley Hodgson | Video-conferencing in Studying Health Care Economics in Other Countries


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Video-Conversation #1: Payment Systems & System Structure

Video-Conversation #2: Moral Hazard, Overuse and Underuse of Medical Care

Worksheet: Logistics & Preparation for Video Conferencing


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If you are interested in your students participating in a 'Video-Pen-Pals' program, share information about yourself and find other academics to connect with by contacting Ashley here



Judy Xu | Teaching Health Economics in China 


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Edina Sinanovic | Postgraduate Diploma in Health Economics Revisited


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Arturo Schweiger | Revolutions in the Economics of Health Systems


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