Monday, August 1, 2022
Lecturer(s): Prof. Mathias Kifmann Location: Basel ECTS: 3
In this course, we present the theory of health insurance and empirical evidence. Among the topics are optimal insurance with and without moral hazard, the access motive, state-dependent utility and selection in insurance. In the first part of the course, we characterize optimal insurance contracts, in particular to what extent coinsurance is optimal. We review the theory of adverse selection and discuss the problem of advantageous selection. We present models dealing with selection issues in markets with community rating. In the second part, the focus is on empirical studies on moral hazard and selection in health insurance. Empirical approaches and evidence from different settings will be presented and discussed.
Local Coordinator: Stefan Felder
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