Description : The Oxford Handbook of Health Economics provides an accessible and authoritative guide to health economics, intended for scholars and students in the field, as well as those in adjacent disciplines including health policy and clinical medicine. The chapters stress the direct impact of health economics reasoning on policy and practice, offering readers an introduction to the potential reach of the discipline. Contributions come from internationally-recognized leaders in health economics and reflect the worldwide reach of the discipline. Authoritative, but non-technical, the chapters place great emphasis on the connections between theory and policy-making, and develop the contributions of health economics to problems arising in a variety of institutional contexts, from primary care to the operations of health insurers. The volume addresses policy concerns relevant to health systems in both developed and developing countries. It takes a broad perspective, with relevance to systems with single or multi-payer health insurance arrangements, and to those relying predominantly on user charges; contributions are also included that focus both on medical care and on non-medical factors that affect health. Each chapter provides a succinct summary of the current state of economic thinking in a given area, as well as the author's unique perspective on issues that remain open to debate. The volume presents a view of health economics as a vibrant and continually advancing field, highlighting ongoing challenges and pointing to new directions for further progress.
Description : This timely volume comprises eighteen chapters by leading academics on the economics of the biopharmaceutical industry. Part one examines economic determinants of biopharmaceutical R&D including financing, regulation, and patents. Part two addresses major issues in pharmaceutical markets including pricing, price regulation, and promotion; insurance coverage and effects of patient cost-sharing; the health value of pharmaceuticals; and the endemic use of mergers, acquisitions, and alliances.
Description : This Handbook provides an authoritative overview of current issues and debates in the field of health care management. It contains over twenty chapters from well-known and eminent academic authors, who were carefully selected for their expertise and asked to provide a broad and critical overview of developments in their particular topic area. The development of an international perspective and body of knowledge is a key feature of the book. The Handbook secondly makes a case for bringing back a social science perspective into the study of the field of health care management. It therefore contains a number of contrasting and theoretically orientated chapters (e.g. on institutionalism; critical management studies). This social science based approach is a refreshing alternative to much existing work in this domain and offers a good way into current academic debates in this field. The Handbook thirdly explores a variety of important policy and organizational developments apparent within the current health care field (e.g. new organizational forms; growth of management consulting in health care organizations). It therefore explores and comments on major contemporary trends apparent in the practice field.
Description : The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Health Law covers the breadth and depth of health law, with contributions from the most eminent scholars in the field. The Handbook paints with broad thematic strokes the major features of American healthcare law and policy, its recent reforms including the Affordable Care Act, its relationship to medical ethics and constitutional principles, and how it compares to the experience of other countries. It explores the legal framework for the patient experience, from access through treatment, to recourse (if treatment fails), and examines emerging issues involving healthcare information, the changing nature of healthcare regulation, immigration, globalization, aging, and the social determinants of health. This Handbook provides valuable content, accessible to readers new to the subject, as well as to those who write, teach, practice, or make policy in health law.
Description : Fully revised and updated for the third edition, the Oxford Handbook of Public Health Practice remains the first resort for all those working in this broad field. Structured to assist with practical tasks, translating evidence into policy, and providing concise summaries and real-world issues from across the globe, this literally provides a world of experience at your fingertips. Easy-to-use, concise and practical, it is structured into seven parts that focus on the vital areas of assessment, data and information, direct action, policy, health-care systems, personal effectiveness and organisational development. Reflecting recent advances, the most promising developments in practical public health are presented, as well as maintaining essential summaries of core disciplines. This handbook is designed to assist students and practitioners around the world, for improved management of disasters, epidemics, health behaviour, acute and chronic disease prevention, community and government action, environmental health, vulnerable populations, and more.
Description : The Oxford Handbook of Economic Inequality presents a new and challenging analysis of economic inequality, focusing primarily on economic inequality in highly developed countries. Bringing together the world's top scholars this comprehensive and authoritative volume contains an impressive array of original research on topics ranging from gender to happiness, from poverty to top incomes, and from employers to the welfare state. The authors give their view on the state-of-the-art of scientific research in their fields of expertise and add their own stimulating visions on future research. Ideal as an overview of the latest, cutting-edge research on economic inequality, this is a must have reference for students and researchers alike.
Description : Economics and ethics are both valuable tools for analyzing the behavior and actions of human beings and institutions. Adam Smith, the father of modern economics, considered them two sides of the same coin, but since economics was formalized and mathematicised in the late 1800s and early 1900s, the fields have largely followed separate paths. The Oxford Handbook of Ethics and Economics provides a timely and thorough survey of the various ways ethics can, does, and should inform economic theory and practice. The first part of the book, Foundations, explores how the most prominent schools of moral philosophy relate to economics; asks how morals relevant to economic behavior may have evolved; and explains how various approaches to economics incorporate ethics into their work. The second part, Applications, looks at the ethics of commerce, finance, and markets; uncovers the moral dilemmas involved with making decisions regarding social welfare, risk, and harm to others; and explores how ethics is relevant to major topics within economics, such as health care and the environment. With esteemed contributors from economics and philosophy, The Oxford Handbook of Ethics and Economics is a resource for scholars in both disciplines and those in related fields. It highlights the close relationship between ethics and economics in the past while and lays a foundation for further integration going forward.
Description : The Oxford Handbook of Economics and Human Biology introduces the scholarly community to the relationship between economic processes and human biology. A society’s biological well-being is important if one is to understand numerous aspects of political and economic developments: the outbreak of revolutions; the effect of industrialization and modernization on a population’s well-being; the demographic transition; and changes in the degree of social inequality by gender, social class, and geographic location. The contributions in this Handbook examine the various ways the economy affects human biological outcomes and, reciprocally, the impact of the latter on the former both over time and cross-sectionally. Another focus is on biological measures as inputs, such as how height and weight affect labor market outcomes and the role of genetic markers on economic variables. A third purpose is to introduce the reader to developmental aspects and policy, particularly correlates of malnutrition and poverty across the world.
Description : Introduction : women, the economy, and economics / Susan L. Averett, Laura M. Argys, & Saul D. Hoffman -- Marriage-market search and sorting : explanations and evidence / Hani Mansour & Terra McKinnish -- Marriage and marriage markets / Shoshana Grossbard -- Marital instability in the United States : trends, driving forces, and implications for children / Evelyn L. Lehrer & Yeon Jeong Son -- Marriage markets in developing countries / S Anukriti & Shatanjaya Dasgupta -- Fertility issues and policy in developing countries / Claus C. Pörtner -- Fertility issues in developed countries / Alícia Adserá & Ana Ferrer -- Fertility policy in developed countries / Leonard M. Lopoo & Kerri M. Raissian -- Nonmarital and teen fertility / Jason M. Fletcher & Jessica Polos -- Access and use of contraception and its effects on women's outcomes in the United States / Martha J. Bailey & Jason M. Lindo -- Child gender and the family / Elaina Rose -- Maternal socioeconomic status and the well-being of the next generation(s) / Kasey S. Buckles -- U.S. child care policy and economic impacts / Jean Kimmel & Rachel Connelly -- Maternity and family leave policy / Maya Rossin-Slater -- The causes and consequences of increased female education and labor force participation in developing countries / Rachel Heath & Seema Jayachandran -- The gender wage gap in developed countries / Astrid Kunze -- Women, work, and family / Fran D. Blau & Anne E. Winkler -- Occupation and gender / Patricia Cortes & Jessica Pan -- Taxes, transfers and women's labor supply in the United States / Melanie Guldi & Lucie Schmidt -- Gender differences in behavioral traits and labor market outcomes / Olga Shurchkov & Catherine C. Eckel -- Biology and gender in the labor market / Deborah A. Cobb-Clark -- Women and leadership / Amalia R. Miller -- Women in the workplace and management practices : theory and evidence / Takao Kato & Naomi Kodama -- Racial differences in american women's labor market outcomes : a long-run view / William J. Collins & Michael Q. Moody -- Women and the labor market : a feminist perspective / Joyce P. Jacobsen -- Gender : an historical perspective / Paola Giuliano -- Understanding differences in mortality and morbidity by sex : the role of biological, social, and economic factors / Barbara Schone -- Women's labor market status and economic development / Nidhiya Menon & Yana van der Meulen Rodgers -- Women and migration / Francisca M. Antman -- The care penalty and gender inequality / Nancy Folbre -- Women and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (stem) : are differences in education and careers due to stereotypes, interests, or family? / Shulamit Kahn & Donna Ginther -- Women's homelessness : international evidence on causes, consequences, coping and policies / Guy Johnson, David C. Ribar, & Anna Zhu
Description : Greater data availability has been coupled with developments in statistical theory and economic theory to allow more elaborate and complicated models to be entertained. These include factor models, DSGE models, restricted vector autoregressions, and non-linear models.