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Twin Cities Campus

Health Services Research, Policy, and Administration Ph.D.

School of Public Health - Adm
School of Public Health
Link to a list of faculty for this program.
Contact Information
School of Public Health, MMC 819, A395 Mayo Memorial Building, 420 Delaware Street, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612-626-3500 OR 1-800-774-8636)
  • Program Type: Doctorate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2020
  • Length of program in credits: 71 to 88
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
  • Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Along with the program-specific requirements listed below, please read the General Information section of this website for requirements that apply to all major fields.
The health services research, policy, and administration doctoral program offers a multidisciplinary examination of the social, political, and economic forces that affect the organization, financing, and delivery of health care. Graduates will be in a position to apply learned research skills to influence policy and positively impact health care systems in various sectors, including universities, government agencies, think tanks, health insurance providers, managed care organizations, and consulting firms.
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Prerequisites for Admission
The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 3.00.
Other requirements to be completed before admission:
The PhD program requires prerequisites in calculus and statistics. Applicants who have not completed the prerequisites, but are otherwise qualified for admission, are required to take relevant courses at the University or another accredited institution before beginning the program.
Special Application Requirements:
Students who wish to pursue the Health Policy and Analysis concentration area must complete PubH 6724 or PubH 6556 either before enrollment by the end of the first year of the doctoral program. See www.sph.umn.edu for additional admission requirements.
Applicants must submit their test score(s) from the following:
  • GRE
    • General Test - Verbal Reasoning: 153
    • General Test - Quantitative Reasoning: 144
    • General Test - Analytical Writing: 3.5
International applicants must submit score(s) from one of the following tests:
  • TOEFL
    • Internet Based - Total Score: 100
    • Paper Based - Total Score: 600
  • IELTS
    • Total Score: 7.0
  • MELAB
    • Final score: 80
The preferred English language test is Test of English as Foreign Language.
Key to test abbreviations (GRE, TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB).
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
47 to 64 credits are required in the major.
24 thesis credits are required.
This program may be completed with a minor.
Use of 4xxx courses towards program requirements is not permitted.
A minimum GPA of 3.00 is required for students to remain in good standing.
At least 4 semesters must be completed before filing a Degree Program Form.
All coursework must be completed A-F.
Core Coursework (25 credits)
Courses must be completed with a minimum B- grade.
Take all of the following core courses:
PUBH 6250 - Foundations of Public Health (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6742 - Ethics in Public Health: Research and Policy (1.0 cr)
PUBH 6832 - Economics of the Health Care System (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6855 - Medical Sociology (3.0 cr)
PUBH 8341 - Advanced Epidemiologic Methods: Concepts (3.0 cr)
PUBH 8801 - Health Services Policy Analysis: Theory (3.0 cr)
PUBH 8810 - Research Studies in Health Care (3.0 cr)
PUBH 8811 - Research Methods in Health Care (3.0 cr)
PUBH 8830 - Writing for Research (2.0 cr)
PUBH 8831 - Writing for Research (2.0 cr)
Econometrics and Biostatistics Requirement (8 credits)
Select APEC 8211 and 8212 or PUBH 7401 and 7402 in consultation with the advisor.
Econometrics
APEC 8211 - Econometric Analysis I (4.0 cr)
APEC 8212 - Econometric Analysis II (4.0 cr)
or Biostatistics
PUBH 7401 - Fundamentals of Biostatistical Inference (4.0 cr)
PUBH 7402 - Biostatistics Modeling and Methods (4.0 cr)
Thesis Credits (24 credits)
Take at least 24 doctoral thesis credits.
PUBH 8888 - Thesis Credit: Doctoral (1.0-24.0 cr)
Concentration Areas
Multidisciplinary Social Sciences (20-22 credits)
The Multidisciplinary Social Science concentration area is designed for doctoral students who want a broad introduction to analytic perspectives from economics, sociology, and political science, along with statistics and econometrics.
Required Coursework (6 credits)
Take the following courses:
APEC 5151 - Applied Microeconomics: Firm and Household (3.0 cr)
PUBH 8805 - Sociological Theory in Health Services Research (3.0 cr)
Required Theory Coursework (2-4 credits)
Select one of the following courses in consultation with the advisor:
APEC 8203 - Applied Welfare Economics and Public Policy (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6717 - Decision Analysis for Health Care (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6809 - Advanced Methods in Health Decision Science (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6862 - Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Health Care (3.0 cr)
PUBH 8804 - Advanced Quantitative Methods Seminar (3.0 cr)
PUBH 8821 - Health Economics II (3.0 cr)
SOC 8701 - Sociological Theory (4.0 cr)
SOC 8721 - Social Psychology: Micro-Sociological Approaches to Inequalities and Identities (3.0 cr)
Electives (12 credits)
Select electives from the following list in consultation with the advisor:
APEC 8202 - Mathematical Optimization in Applied Economics (3.0 cr)
APEC 8206 - Dynamic Optimization: Applications in Economics and Management (3.0 cr)
ECON 8181 - Advanced Topics in Microeconomics (2.0 cr)
ECON 8182 - Advanced Topics in Microeconomics (2.0 cr)
ECON 8205 - Applied Econometrics (2.0 cr)
ECON 8206 - Applied Econometrics (2.0 cr)
ECON 8207 - Applied Econometrics (2.0 cr)
ECON 8208 - Applied Econometrics (2.0 cr)
IDSC 8511 - Conceptual Topics and Research Methods in Information and Decision Sciences (3.0 cr)
IDSC 8721 - Behavioral Decision Theory (3.0 cr)
MGMT 8302 - Seminar in Organizations Theory (4.0 cr)
PA 8302 - Applied Policy Analysis (4.0 cr)
PUBH 6803 - Conducting a Systematic Literature Review (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6810 - Survey Research Methods (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6811 - Health Disparities Research: Measures, Methods, and Data (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6845 - Using Demographic Data for Policy Analysis (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6863 - Understanding Health Care Quality (2.0 cr)
PUBH 7420 - Clinical Trials: Design, Implementation, and Analysis (3.0 cr)
PUBH 7440 - Introduction to Bayesian Analysis (3.0 cr)
PUBH 7450 - Survival Analysis (3.0 cr)
PUBH 8802 - Health Services Policy Analysis: Applications (2.0 cr)
PUBH 8813 - Measurement of Health-Related Social Factors (3.0 cr)
SOC 8101 - Sociology of Law (3.0 cr)
SOC 8211 - The Sociology of Race & Racialization (3.0 cr)
SOC 8290 - Topics in Race, Class, Gender and other forms of Durable Inequality (3.0 cr)
SOC 8311 - Political Sociology (3.0 cr)
SOC 8390 - Topics in Political Sociology (3.0 cr)
SOC 8412 - Social Network Analysis: Theory and Methods (3.0 cr)
SOC 8501 - Sociology of the Family (3.0 cr)
SOC 8551 - Life Course Inequality & Health (3.0 cr)
SOC 8731 - Sociology of Knowledge (3.0 cr)
SOC 8735 - Sociology of Culture (3.0 cr)
-OR-
Sociology of Health and Illness (18 credits)
The Sociology of Health and Illness concentration area emphasizes fundamental issues in medical sociology, such as social stratification, the social construction of health and illness, population dynamics and demographic forces.
Required Coursework (6 credits)
Select at least 6 credits from the following list in consultation with the advisor:
MGMT 8302 - Seminar in Organizations Theory (4.0 cr)
or PUBH 8805 - Sociological Theory in Health Services Research (3.0 cr)
or SOC 8211 - The Sociology of Race & Racialization (3.0 cr)
or SOC 8701 - Sociological Theory (4.0 cr)
or SOC 8731 - Sociology of Knowledge (3.0 cr)
Electives (12 credits)
Specialization Coursework (9 credits)
Select at least 9 credits from the following list in consultation with the advisor:
IDSC 8721 - Behavioral Decision Theory (3.0 cr)
SOC 8101 - Sociology of Law (3.0 cr)
SOC 8290 - Topics in Race, Class, Gender and other forms of Durable Inequality (3.0 cr)
SOC 8311 - Political Sociology (3.0 cr)
SOC 8390 - Topics in Political Sociology (3.0 cr)
SOC 8412 - Social Network Analysis: Theory and Methods (3.0 cr)
SOC 8501 - Sociology of the Family (3.0 cr)
SOC 8551 - Life Course Inequality & Health (3.0 cr)
SOC 8735 - Sociology of Culture (3.0 cr)
Advanced Methodology Coursework (3 credits)
Select at least 3 credits from the following list in consultation with the advisor:
EPSY 5247 - Qualitative Methods in Educational Psychology (3.0 cr)
or POL 8126 - Qualitative Methods (3.0 cr)
or PSY 8881 - Seminar: Quantitative and Psychometric Methods (3.0 cr)
or PUBH 6811 - Health Disparities Research: Measures, Methods, and Data (2.0 cr)
or PUBH 6845 - Using Demographic Data for Policy Analysis (3.0 cr)
or PUBH 8804 - Advanced Quantitative Methods Seminar (3.0 cr)
or PUBH 8813 - Measurement of Health-Related Social Factors (3.0 cr)
or SOC 8412 - Social Network Analysis: Theory and Methods (3.0 cr)
-OR-
Health Decision Science (23 credits)
The Health Decision Science concentration area consists of a collection of quantitative methods used to evaluate decision making under uncertainty. There are many areas relevant to medical decision-making including decision analysis, cost-effectiveness analysis, disease simulation modeling, infectious disease modeling, quality-of-life assessment, utility elicitation, health outcomes assessment, and pharmacoeconomics.
Required Coursework (11 credits)
Take the following courses:
PUBH 6717 - Decision Analysis for Health Care (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6809 - Advanced Methods in Health Decision Science (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6862 - Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Health Care (3.0 cr)
Select one of the following courses in consultation with the advisor:
IDSC 8511 - Conceptual Topics and Research Methods in Information and Decision Sciences (3.0 cr)
or IDSC 8721 - Behavioral Decision Theory (3.0 cr)
Electives (12 credits)
Select electives from the following list in consultation with the advisor. If PubH 7401, 7402, 6809 or 6862 are completed as part of the required coursework, students will need to choose different course credits for electives.
IE 5080 - Topics in Industrial Engineering (1.0-4.0 cr)
IE 5111 - Systems Engineering I (2.0 cr)
IE 5113 - Systems Engineering II (4.0 cr)
IE 5441 - Financial Decision Making (4.0 cr)
IE 5511 - Human Factors and Work Analysis (4.0 cr)
IE 5522 - Quality Engineering and Reliability (4.0 cr)
IE 5524 - Process Transformation through Lean Tools (2.0 cr)
IE 5531 - Engineering Optimization I (4.0 cr)
IE 5532 - Stochastic Models (4.0 cr)
IE 5541 - Project Management (4.0 cr)
IE 5545 - Decision Analysis (4.0 cr)
IE 5551 - Production Planning and Inventory Control (4.0 cr)
IE 5553 - Simulation (4.0 cr)
IE 5561 - Analytics and Data-Driven Decision Making (4.0 cr)
IE 5773 - Practice-focused Seminar (1.0 cr)
PUBH 6803 - Conducting a Systematic Literature Review (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6804 - Mental Health Policy (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6805 - Introduction to Project Management for Health Professionals (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6806 - Principles of Public Health Research (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6810 - Survey Research Methods (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6813 - Managing Electronic Health Information (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6815 - Community-based Participatory Research (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6845 - Using Demographic Data for Policy Analysis (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6852 - Program Evaluation in Health and Mental Health Settings (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6863 - Understanding Health Care Quality (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6864 - Conducting Health Outcomes Research (3.0 cr)
PUBH 7401 - Fundamentals of Biostatistical Inference (4.0 cr)
PUBH 7402 - Biostatistics Modeling and Methods (4.0 cr)
PUBH 7405 - Biostatistics: Regression (4.0 cr)
PUBH 7406 - Advanced Regression and Design (4.0 cr)
PUBH 7415 - Introduction to Clinical Trials (3.0 cr)
PUBH 7420 - Clinical Trials: Design, Implementation, and Analysis (3.0 cr)
PUBH 7430 - Statistical Methods for Correlated Data (3.0 cr)
PUBH 7440 - Introduction to Bayesian Analysis (3.0 cr)
PUBH 7445 - Statistics for Human Genetics and Molecular Biology (3.0 cr)
PUBH 7450 - Survival Analysis (3.0 cr)
PUBH 7461 - Exploring and Visualizing Data in R (2.0 cr)
PUBH 7462 - Advanced Programming and Data Analysis in R (2.0 cr)
PUBH 7465 - Biostatistics Consulting (3.0 cr)
PUBH 7470 - Study Designs in Biomedical Research (3.0 cr)
PUBH 7475 - Statistical Learning and Data Mining (3.0 cr)
PUBH 7485 - Methods for Causal Inference (3.0 cr)
-OR-
Clinical Outcomes Research (31 credits)
The Clinical Outcomes Research concentration area is designed to train health services researchers who wish to study clinical care, costs and outcomes. Their research may be conducted using observational (quasi-experimental) studies, randomized clinical trials or analyses of secondary data sets, including administrative data.
Required Coursework (19 credits)
Take the following courses:
PUBH 6810 - Survey Research Methods (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6864 - Conducting Health Outcomes Research (3.0 cr)
PUBH 7430 - Statistical Methods for Correlated Data (3.0 cr)
PUBH 7450 - Survival Analysis (3.0 cr)
PUBH 8342 - Advanced Epidemiologic Methods: Applications (3.0 cr)
PUBH 8343 - Synthesis and Application of Methods in Epidemiologic Research (4.0 cr)
Electives (12 credits)
Select at least 12 credits from the following list in consultation with the advisor:
PUBH 6717 - Decision Analysis for Health Care (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6803 - Conducting a Systematic Literature Review (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6862 - Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Health Care (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6863 - Understanding Health Care Quality (2.0 cr)
PUBH 8813 - Measurement of Health-Related Social Factors (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6576 - Understanding Clinical Quality Using Administrative Data (2.0 cr)
-OR-
Health Policy and Analysis (14 credits)
The Health Policy concentration area prepares students for careers in research, teaching, and public service in academic, governmental and public policy settings. The focus of this area includes multi-disciplinary training in the social sciences; application of quantitative research methods; rigorous writing and communication skill-based training.
Required Coursework (2 credits)
Take the following course:
PUBH 8802 - Health Services Policy Analysis: Applications (2.0 cr)
Electives (12 credits)
Select at least 12 credits from the following list in consultation with the advisor. PUBH 6845 and 8804 are strongly recommended.
PUBH 6717 - Decision Analysis for Health Care (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6810 - Survey Research Methods (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6811 - Health Disparities Research: Measures, Methods, and Data (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6845 - Using Demographic Data for Policy Analysis (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6862 - Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Health Care (3.0 cr)
PUBH 8804 - Advanced Quantitative Methods Seminar (3.0 cr)
PUBH 8813 - Measurement of Health-Related Social Factors (3.0 cr)
-OR-
Health Economics (23 credits)
Health Economics is to train health economists who will rival PhDs from the top economics departments in competing for jobs in universities and research institutions. The curriculum includes a broad menu of health economics courses in addition to the multidisciplinary core courses. A minimum 78 credits is required for this emphasis area.
Required Course (3 credits)
Take the following course:
PUBH 8821 - Health Economics II (3.0 cr)
Required Microeconomics Series (8 credits)
Select four courses from one of the following series, in consultation with the advisor, for a total of 8 credits:
Applied Microeconomics
APEC 8001 - Applied Microeconomic Analysis of Consumer Choice and Consumer Demand (2.0 cr)
APEC 8002 - Applied Microeconomic Analysis of Production and Choice Under Uncertainty (2.0 cr)
APEC 8003 - Applied Microeconomic Analysis of Game Theory and Information (2.0 cr)
APEC 8004 - Applied Microeconomic Analysis of Social Choice and Welfare (2.0 cr)
or Required Microeconomic Theory Series
ECON 8101 - Microeconomic Theory (2.0 cr)
ECON 8102 - Microeconomic Theory (2.0 cr)
ECON 8103 - Microeconomic Theory (2.0 cr)
ECON 8104 - Microeconomic Theory (2.0 cr)
Electives (12 credits)
In consultation with academic advisor, students select minimum 12 total credits from the following list. Students are required to select 4-8 credits from the Methods Elective Options section.
Methods Elective Options (4-8 credits)
Select at least two courses, in consultation with the advisor, from the options below. Multi-course sequences count as one course, e.g. APEC 8211 must be taken with 8212. ECON 8205, must also include 8206, 8207, and 8208.
APEC 8202 - Mathematical Optimization in Applied Economics (3.0 cr)
or APEC 8206 - Dynamic Optimization: Applications in Economics and Management (3.0 cr)
or PA 8302 - Applied Policy Analysis (4.0 cr)
or PUBH 6862 - Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Health Care (3.0 cr)
or PUBH 8804 - Advanced Quantitative Methods Seminar (3.0 cr)
or Take APEC 8211 and 8212 if this elective series is selected.
APEC 8211 - Econometric Analysis I (4.0 cr)
APEC 8212 - Econometric Analysis II (4.0 cr)
or Select ECON 8205, 8206, 8207 and 8208 if this elective series is selected.
ECON 8205 - Applied Econometrics (2.0 cr)
ECON 8206 - Applied Econometrics (2.0 cr)
ECON 8207 - Applied Econometrics (2.0 cr)
ECON 8208 - Applied Econometrics (2.0 cr)
or PubH 7401 and PubH 7402 is a course series option, if not applied to a core requirement. The two courses cannot be taken with applied econometrics.
PUBH 7401 - Fundamentals of Biostatistical Inference (4.0 cr)
PUBH 7402 - Biostatistics Modeling and Methods (4.0 cr)
or Other Electives (4-8 credits)
Select 4-8 elective credits from the following, in consultation with the advisor, to meet the 12-credit elective requirement.
APEC 8341 - Applied Public Finance (3.0 cr)
APEC 8501 - Labor Economics I (2.0 cr)
APEC 8502 - Labor Economics II (2.0 cr)
APEC 8602 - Economics of the Environment (3.0 cr)
APEC 8701 - Trade and Development I (2.0 cr)
APEC 8703 - Trade and Development III (2.0 cr)
APEC 8803 - Marketing Economics (3.0 cr)
ECON 8103 - Microeconomic Theory (2.0 cr)
ECON 8104 - Microeconomic Theory (2.0 cr)
ECON 8107 - Macroeconomic Theory (2.0 cr)
ECON 8108 - Macroeconomic Theory (2.0 cr)
ECON 8117 - Noncooperative Game Theory (2.0 cr)
ECON 8118 - Noncooperative Game Theory (2.0 cr)
ECON 8182 - Advanced Topics in Microeconomics (2.0 cr)
ECON 8186 - Advanced Topics in Macroeconomics (2.0 cr)
ECON 8192 - Workshop in Mathematical Economics (1.0-3.0 cr)
ECON 8207 - Applied Econometrics (2.0 cr)
ECON 8208 - Applied Econometrics (2.0 cr)
ECON 8312 - Economic Growth and Development (2.0 cr)
ECON 8391 - Workshop in Economic Growth and Development (1.0-3.0 cr)
ECON 8392 - Workshop in Economic Growth and Development (1.0-3.0 cr)
ECON 8401 - International Trade and Payments Theory (2.0 cr)
ECON 8402 - International Trade and Payments Theory (2.0 cr)
ECON 8403 - International Trade and Payments Theory (2.0 cr)
ECON 8491 - Workshop in Trade and Development (1.0-3.0 cr)
ECON 8492 - Workshop in Trade and Development (1.0-3.0 cr)
ECON 8501 - Wages and Employment (2.0 cr)
ECON 8502 - Wages and Employment (2.0 cr)
ECON 8503 - Wages and Employment (2.0 cr)
ECON 8581 - Advanced Topics in Labor Economics (2.0 cr)
ECON 8582 - Advanced Topics in Labor Economics (2.0 cr)
ECON 8601 - Industrial Organization and Government Regulation (2.0 cr)
ECON 8602 - Industrial Organization and Government Regulation (2.0 cr)
ECON 8603 - Industrial Organization and Government Regulation (2.0 cr)
ECON 8691 - Workshop in Applied Microeconomics (1.0-3.0 cr)
ECON 8692 - Workshop in Applied Microeconomics (1.0-3.0 cr)
ECON 8702 - Monetary Economics (2.0 cr)
ECON 8703 - Monetary Economics (2.0 cr)
ECON 8704 - Financial Economics (2.0 cr)
ECON 8705 - Financial Economics (2.0 cr)
ECON 8791 - Workshop in Macroeconomics (1.0-3.0 cr)
ECON 8792 - Workshop in Macroeconomics (1.0-3.0 cr)
ECON 8801 - Public Economics (2.0 cr)
ECON 8802 - Public Economics (2.0 cr)
ECON 8803 - Public Economics (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6862 - Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Health Care (3.0 cr)
Joint- or Dual-degree Coursework:
JD/PhD-Health Services Research Policy & Administration Students may take a total of 12 credits in common among the academic programs.
 
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PUBH 6250 - Foundations of Public Health
Credits: 2.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
In this course we will examine values, contexts, principles, and frameworks of public health. We will provide an introduction to public health, consider the history of public health, social/political determinants, impact of health disparities on race, class and gender, moral and legal foundations, public health structures, historical trauma and cultural competence, health and human rights, advocacy and health equity, communication and financing, and the future of public health in the 21st century. Grounded in theory and concepts, we will incorporate core competencies and skills for public health professionals and will focus on developing problem solving and decision-making skills through critical analysis, reflection, case studies, readings, and paper assignments.
PUBH 6742 - Ethics in Public Health: Research and Policy
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to ethical issues in public health research/policy. Ethical analysis. Recognizing/analyzing moral issues.
PUBH 6832 - Economics of the Health Care System
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00293 - Econ 5890/PubH 5893
Typically offered: Every Fall
Development of traditional issues in health economics. Production of health, demand for health capital and health care, insurance theory and markets, managed care, pricing, physician's services, production and costs in health care institutions, role of government, cost effectivness analysis, reform. prereq: [[Grad or professional school] student, knowledge of [microeconomic analytical tools, analytical statistics]] or instr consent
PUBH 6855 - Medical Sociology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to common theoretical/empirical approaches used by sociologists to study health/illness. How content reflects social inequalities in health/illness. Social processes that shape experience of health/illness. prereq: [[Grad or professional school] student, previous experience with statistical software] or instr consent
PUBH 8341 - Advanced Epidemiologic Methods: Concepts
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Conceptual foundations of fundamental issues in epidemiologic methodology. How/why a given method, design, or approach might help explain population health. Strengths, limits, and potential alternatives for a given approach.
PUBH 8801 - Health Services Policy Analysis: Theory
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Integrated overview of U.S. health services policy. Related theoretical/empirical literature. Analysis of alternative policy-making models, political/philosophical underpinnings of those models. prereq: [Grad or professional school] student or instr consent
PUBH 8810 - Research Studies in Health Care
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to philosophy of science, conceptual modeling, experimental design, survey/sample design, issues relevant to health services research. prereq: [Grad or professional school] student or instr consent
PUBH 8811 - Research Methods in Health Care
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Research methods commonly used in analysis of health services research and health policy problems. prereq: [8810, [grad or professional school] student] or instr consent
PUBH 8830 - Writing for Research
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Two-course sequence. Writing research grants/papers. Writing skills appropriate to research proposals and scholarly papers. How to review, synthesize, and critique research proposals and published articles. prereq: HSRPA PhD student or instr consent
PUBH 8831 - Writing for Research
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Second of two course sequence. Writing research proposals and scholarly papers. How to review, synthesize, and critique papers and research proposals. prereq: 8830
APEC 8211 - Econometric Analysis I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Classical multiple linear regression, stochastic regressors, heteroscedasticity, autocorrelated disturbances, panel data, discrete dependent variables. prereq: ApEc 5031 or equiv OR Ph.D. student OR instr consent
APEC 8212 - Econometric Analysis II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Second semester of econometrics for Ph.D. students. Specification tests, instrumental variables, heteroscedasticity, panel data, simultaneous equations, bootstrap methods, limited dependent variable models, semiparametric estimation, econometrics of program evaluation, general method of moments, time series, hazard models. prereq: 8211 or equiv or instr consent
PUBH 7401 - Fundamentals of Biostatistical Inference
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Part of two-course sequence intended for PhD students in School of Public Health who need rigorous approach to probability/statistics/statistical inference with applications to research in public health. prereq: Background in calculus; intended for PhD students in public hlth and other hlth sci who need rigorous approach to probability/statistics and statistical inference with applications to research in public hlth
PUBH 7402 - Biostatistics Modeling and Methods
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Second of two-course sequence. Rigorous approach to probability/statistics, statistical inference. Applications to research in public health. prereq: 7401; intended for PhD students in health sciences
PUBH 8888 - Thesis Credit: Doctoral
Credits: 1.0 -24.0 [max 100.0]
Grading Basis: No Grade
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
(No description) prereq: Max 18 cr per semester or summer; 24 cr required; For Environmental Health Students ONLY: Contact Director of Graduate Studies and the Graduate Student Coordinator.
APEC 5151 - Applied Microeconomics: Firm and Household
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Quantitative techniques for analysis of economic problems of firms and households. Links between quantitative tools and economic analysis Regression analysis, mathematical programming, and present value analysis. prereq: (APEC 3001, Math 1272, and Math 2243) or equiv or grad student or instr consent
PUBH 8805 - Sociological Theory in Health Services Research
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Overview of sociological theories in medical sociology, occupations/professions. Emphasizes teaching students how to apply theories to health/social phenomena of their own interest/choice.
APEC 8203 - Applied Welfare Economics and Public Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Basic concepts underlying measurement of welfare change, problems of market failure and externalities, social welfare functions, and distribution within and across generations. Application of concepts, based on case studies of the environment, returns to research, technical change, and agricultural policy. prereq: calculus, intermediate econ theory
PUBH 6717 - Decision Analysis for Health Care
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to methods/range of applications of decision analysis and cost-effectiveness analysis in health care technology assessment, medical decision making, and health resource allocation.
PUBH 6809 - Advanced Methods in Health Decision Science
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Methods applicable to issues of medical decision making. Analyses of environmental/safety decisions. How to apply methods at cutting-edge of clinical decision science. prereq: [6717 or intro course in decision analysis], some facility with mathematical notation/reasoning
PUBH 6862 - Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Health Care
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Government regulations. New technologies. Diagnosis/treatment protocols. Strengths, limitations, appropriateness of different approaches. prereq: instr consent; introductory econ course recommended
PUBH 8804 - Advanced Quantitative Methods Seminar
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Understand/competently use advanced quantitative methods in applied social science, policy, demographic research. Methods considered largely within or related to framework of regression analysis. Effort will be made to reflect interests of class. prereq: This is an advanced, doctoral-level course. Students are expected to have completed a full year of doctoral-level introductory statistical and/or econometric classes in their respective field prior to enrolling in this course (e.g., PubH 7401-2, ApEc8211-2, SOC 8801-8811). Exceptions may be granted with instr consent.
PUBH 8821 - Health Economics II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Examines application of microeconomic theory to health services research through selected reading from published and unpublished health economics literature. prereq: 8820 or instr consent
SOC 8701 - Sociological Theory
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Traditions of social theory basic to sociological knowledge, their reflection and expansion in contemporary theory, their applications in selected areas of empirical research. Sample topics: social inequality, social organization and politics, family organization and social reproduction, social order and change, sociology of knowledge and religion.
SOC 8721 - Social Psychology: Micro-Sociological Approaches to Inequalities and Identities
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Social psychology is basic to an understanding of contemporary social life. This subfield of sociology focuses on social phenomena at the micro-level. Small group dynamics, social interactions, and individual experiences are importantly structured by the macro-structural context, e.g., by socioeconomic status, race, gender, sexuality, and other dimensions of social inequality. At the same time, these and other micro-sociological processes reflect individual-level identities, perceptions, motivations and cognitions. This seminar examines a wide range of social psychological phenomena linked to inequality (e.g., the effects of class, minority status, and gender on disparities in identity, self-concept, and health; the development of status hierarchies in small group interaction; intergroup relations, prejudice, and discrimination). We begin with a consideration of ?personal structure,? emphasizing the cultural and structural variability of self-conceptions and identities, cognitive processes, and motivation, as well as the biosocial bases of action. These may be considered individual-level ?building blocks? of social psychological theories (along with emotions, attitudes, values, and ideologies). We then address prominent theoretical perspectives in social psychology that illuminate the linkages between micro-social contexts of inequality and identity, including symbolic interactionism, exchange theory, structural social psychology (?social structure and personality?) and the social psychology of the life course. Social psychological theory and research are foundational to many specialty fields in sociology, including the sociology of the family, education, health, deviance, work, social mobility, social movements, emotions, and the sociology of childhood, youth, and aging. Social psychology is also central to prominent theoretical debates in sociology surrounding the relationship between social structure and agency; individual-level identities, perceptions, motivations, goals, and strategies are both structured by the social context and affect the capacity of individuals to act agentically and to achieve their goals.
APEC 8202 - Mathematical Optimization in Applied Economics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Economic foundations and applications of mathematical and dynamic programming and optimal control. Mathematical optimization concepts; structures and economic interpretations of various models of the firm, consumer, household, sector, and economy. Model building and solution techniques. prereq: [5151, Econ 5151] or equiv or instr consent
APEC 8206 - Dynamic Optimization: Applications in Economics and Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Formulation and solution of dynamic optimization problems using optimal control theory and dynamic programming. Analytical and numerical solution methods to solve deterministic and stochastic problems for various economic applications. prereq: 5151 or equiv or instr consent
ECON 8181 - Advanced Topics in Microeconomics
Credits: 2.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Faculty and student presentations based on recent literature. Seven-week course. prereq: 8104 or instr consent
ECON 8182 - Advanced Topics in Microeconomics
Credits: 2.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Faculty and student presentations based on recent literature. Seven-week course. prereq: 8104 or instr consent
ECON 8205 - Applied Econometrics
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Application in research, including classical and Bayesian approaches; formulation, comparison, and use of models and hypotheses; inference and prediction in structural models; simulation methods. Seven-week course. prereq: Math 4242 or equiv, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Econ 8101, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Econ 8105, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Stat 5101 or instr consent
ECON 8206 - Applied Econometrics
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Application in research, including classical and Bayesian approaches; formulation, comparison, and use of models and hypotheses; inference and prediction in structural models; simulation methods. Seven-week course. prereq: 8205, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 8102, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 8106, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Stat 5101 or instr consent
ECON 8207 - Applied Econometrics
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Application in research, including classical and Bayesian approaches; formulation, comparison, and use of models and hypotheses; inference and prediction in structural models; simulation methods. Seven-week course. prereq: 8206, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 8103, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 8107, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Stat 5102 or instr consent
ECON 8208 - Applied Econometrics
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Application in research, including classical and Bayesian approaches; formulation, comparison, and use of models and hypotheses; inference and prediction in structural models; simulation methods. Seven-week course. prereq: 8207, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 8104, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 8108, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Stat 5102 or instr consent
IDSC 8511 - Conceptual Topics and Research Methods in Information and Decision Sciences
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Relationships to underlying disciplines; major research streams; seminal articles, survey literature, and major researchers. Provides framework for organizing knowledge about information and decision sciences. prereq: instr consent
IDSC 8721 - Behavioral Decision Theory
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: Business admin PhD student or #; offered alt yrs
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Traditional/current research. Major models/methodologies. Issues of preference, judgment, and choice under conditions of certainty/uncertainty. Seminar format. prereq: Business admin PhD student or instr consent; offered alt yrs
MGMT 8302 - Seminar in Organizations Theory
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Major theories and current research on organizational and interorganizational topics from a macro perspective. prereq: Business admin PhD student or instr consent
PA 8302 - Applied Policy Analysis
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Design/evaluation of public policies. Emphasizes market/non-market contexts. Microeconomics and welfare economics of policy analysis. Econometric tools for measurement of policy outcomes. Applications to policy problems. prereq: Intermediate microeconomics, introduction to econometrics
PUBH 6803 - Conducting a Systematic Literature Review
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Developing skills built on evidence-based practice. Draws on staff of Minnesota Evidence-based Practice Center. prereq: Basic knowledge of epidemiology
PUBH 6810 - Survey Research Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Theory/application of survey research in data collection. Sampling, item development, instrument design/administration to conduct survey or be aware of issues related to design/implementation. Identification of sources of error in survey research.
PUBH 6811 - Health Disparities Research: Measures, Methods, and Data
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Methods for conducting health disparities research using publicly available data sources. Interrelated issues such as conceptualization of disparities, measurement, analytic choices, and available data sources. prereq: [[Grad or professional] student, introductory research methods course] or instr consent
PUBH 6845 - Using Demographic Data for Policy Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
How to pose researchable policy questions, locate existing data, turn data into a usable format, understand data documentation, analyze data, communicate findings according to standards of the professional policy community. Quantitative issues. prereq: [Grad level research methods course, basic statistics course] or instr consent
PUBH 6863 - Understanding Health Care Quality
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to assessing/assuring quality of care. Emphasizes both process and outcomes approaches, paralleling interest in appropriateness/effectiveness of care. Issues around creating needed behavioral changes.
PUBH 7420 - Clinical Trials: Design, Implementation, and Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to and methodology of randomized clinical trials. Design issues, sample size, operational details, interim monitoring, data analysis issues, overviews. prereq: 6451 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 6451 or 7406 or instr consent
PUBH 7440 - Introduction to Bayesian Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to Bayesian methods. Comparison with traditional frequentist methods. Emphasizes data analysis via modern computing methods: Gibbs sampler, WinBUGS software package. prereq: [[7401 or STAT 5101 or equiv], [public health MPH or biostatistics or statistics] grad student] or instr consent
PUBH 7450 - Survival Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 7406, [STAT 5102 or STAT 8102]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Statistical methodologies in analysis of survival data. Kaplan-Meier estimator, Cox's proportional hazards multiple regression model, time-dependent covariates, analysis of residuals, multiple failure outcomes. Typical biomedical applications, including clinical trials and person-years data. prereq: 7406, [STAT 5102 or STAT 8102]
PUBH 8802 - Health Services Policy Analysis: Applications
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Emphasizes relationships between health services research/policy. Uses case studies to examine how research influences policy/vice versa.
PUBH 8813 - Measurement of Health-Related Social Factors
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
How social factors such as innovativeness, compliance, religiosity, and stress are measured and tested for reliability and validity. Relationships between theory, concepts, variables, data. prereq: Intro stat course, understanding of simple correlations or instr consent
SOC 8101 - Sociology of Law
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Sociological analysis of law and society. In-depth review of research on why people obey the law, of social forces involved in creation of law (both civil and criminal), procedures of enforcement, and impact of law on social change.
SOC 8211 - The Sociology of Race & Racialization
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Major theoretical debates. Classic and contemporary theoretical approaches to studying U.S. race relations; contemporary and historical experiences of specific racial and ethnic groups.
SOC 8290 - Topics in Race, Class, Gender and other forms of Durable Inequality
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Comparative perspectives on racial inequality; race, class, and gender; quantitative research on gender stratification; stratification in post-communist societies; institutional change and stratification systems; industrialization and stratification. Topics specified in Class Schedule.
SOC 8311 - Political Sociology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Social dimensions of political behavior and social origins of different forms of the state. How various theoretical traditions--Marxist, Weberian, and feminist--address key issues in political sociology, including citizenship, revolution, state formation, origins of democracy, welfare state, and fascism.
SOC 8390 - Topics in Political Sociology
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Topics with common focus on social underpinnings of political behavior/change. Topics specified in Class Schedule. Sample topics: democracy and development, international legal and political systems, power and protest in advanced capitalist states, xenophobia and international migration, and civil society and democracy.
SOC 8412 - Social Network Analysis: Theory and Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Introduction to theoretical/methodological foundations of social network analysis. Concepts/principles, measurements, computer techniques. Applications to friendships, communities, workteams, intra-/inter-organizational relations, international systems. Focuses on network visualizations.
SOC 8501 - Sociology of the Family
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Theoretical and empirical works from contemporary family sociology. Content varies with instructor. Sample topics: definitions of the family, family roles, family interactions, marriage and divorce, childbearing, parenthood, and cultural variations in families.
SOC 8551 - Life Course Inequality & Health
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Seminar examines the changing life course in its social and historical context, including theoretical principles, methodologies, and policy implications. Focus on key societal institutions that offer unequal opportunities and constraints, depending on social class, race/ethnicity, and gender. Unequal access to age-graded social roles and resources shape the course of development, and in doing so, they have profound impacts on health. We will consider how inequality in the family, education, work, the military, and in the health care & criminal justice systems influence health behaviors and outcomes at different ages and life stages. prereq: grad student or instr consent
SOC 8731 - Sociology of Knowledge
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Knowledge and related terms (ideology, stereotype, prejudice, belief, truth). Variation of knowledge across social groups/categories (e.g., gender, race, class, generation, nationality); institutions (e.g., politics, law, science); and societies across time and space. Power, rituals, institution, networks, and knowledge. Genealogy of theories.
SOC 8735 - Sociology of Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Definition/importance of culture as dimension of social life. Structural/Durkheimian approaches, cultural Marxism, practice theory. Cultural creation/reception. Identities as cultural formations. Culture/social inequality. Culture and race. Cultural construction of social problems. Culture and globalization.
MGMT 8302 - Seminar in Organizations Theory
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Major theories and current research on organizational and interorganizational topics from a macro perspective. prereq: Business admin PhD student or instr consent
PUBH 8805 - Sociological Theory in Health Services Research
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Overview of sociological theories in medical sociology, occupations/professions. Emphasizes teaching students how to apply theories to health/social phenomena of their own interest/choice.
SOC 8211 - The Sociology of Race & Racialization
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Major theoretical debates. Classic and contemporary theoretical approaches to studying U.S. race relations; contemporary and historical experiences of specific racial and ethnic groups.
SOC 8701 - Sociological Theory
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Traditions of social theory basic to sociological knowledge, their reflection and expansion in contemporary theory, their applications in selected areas of empirical research. Sample topics: social inequality, social organization and politics, family organization and social reproduction, social order and change, sociology of knowledge and religion.
SOC 8731 - Sociology of Knowledge
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Knowledge and related terms (ideology, stereotype, prejudice, belief, truth). Variation of knowledge across social groups/categories (e.g., gender, race, class, generation, nationality); institutions (e.g., politics, law, science); and societies across time and space. Power, rituals, institution, networks, and knowledge. Genealogy of theories.
IDSC 8721 - Behavioral Decision Theory
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: Business admin PhD student or #; offered alt yrs
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Traditional/current research. Major models/methodologies. Issues of preference, judgment, and choice under conditions of certainty/uncertainty. Seminar format. prereq: Business admin PhD student or instr consent; offered alt yrs
SOC 8101 - Sociology of Law
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Sociological analysis of law and society. In-depth review of research on why people obey the law, of social forces involved in creation of law (both civil and criminal), procedures of enforcement, and impact of law on social change.
SOC 8290 - Topics in Race, Class, Gender and other forms of Durable Inequality
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Comparative perspectives on racial inequality; race, class, and gender; quantitative research on gender stratification; stratification in post-communist societies; institutional change and stratification systems; industrialization and stratification. Topics specified in Class Schedule.
SOC 8311 - Political Sociology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Social dimensions of political behavior and social origins of different forms of the state. How various theoretical traditions--Marxist, Weberian, and feminist--address key issues in political sociology, including citizenship, revolution, state formation, origins of democracy, welfare state, and fascism.
SOC 8390 - Topics in Political Sociology
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Topics with common focus on social underpinnings of political behavior/change. Topics specified in Class Schedule. Sample topics: democracy and development, international legal and political systems, power and protest in advanced capitalist states, xenophobia and international migration, and civil society and democracy.
SOC 8412 - Social Network Analysis: Theory and Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Introduction to theoretical/methodological foundations of social network analysis. Concepts/principles, measurements, computer techniques. Applications to friendships, communities, workteams, intra-/inter-organizational relations, international systems. Focuses on network visualizations.
SOC 8501 - Sociology of the Family
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Theoretical and empirical works from contemporary family sociology. Content varies with instructor. Sample topics: definitions of the family, family roles, family interactions, marriage and divorce, childbearing, parenthood, and cultural variations in families.
SOC 8551 - Life Course Inequality & Health
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Seminar examines the changing life course in its social and historical context, including theoretical principles, methodologies, and policy implications. Focus on key societal institutions that offer unequal opportunities and constraints, depending on social class, race/ethnicity, and gender. Unequal access to age-graded social roles and resources shape the course of development, and in doing so, they have profound impacts on health. We will consider how inequality in the family, education, work, the military, and in the health care & criminal justice systems influence health behaviors and outcomes at different ages and life stages. prereq: grad student or instr consent
SOC 8735 - Sociology of Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Definition/importance of culture as dimension of social life. Structural/Durkheimian approaches, cultural Marxism, practice theory. Cultural creation/reception. Identities as cultural formations. Culture/social inequality. Culture and race. Cultural construction of social problems. Culture and globalization.
EPSY 5247 - Qualitative Methods in Educational Psychology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to qualitative methods of inquiry. Contrasting different research traditions (e.g., case study, phenomenology, ethnography, social interactionism, critical theory). Practice with field notes, observations, and interviewing. Use of NVIVO to track/code data. prereq: Graduate student or Applied Psychology in Educational and Community Settings Minor
POL 8126 - Qualitative Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even, Spring Odd Year
Qualitative methods in social science. Hands-on training through fieldwork projects. Interviewing, participant observation, narrative interpretation, ethical problems. Issues of gender/race in fieldwork. prereq: Grad student
PSY 8881 - Seminar: Quantitative and Psychometric Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 15.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Reviews individual research on current topics in psychological measurement.
PUBH 6811 - Health Disparities Research: Measures, Methods, and Data
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Methods for conducting health disparities research using publicly available data sources. Interrelated issues such as conceptualization of disparities, measurement, analytic choices, and available data sources. prereq: [[Grad or professional] student, introductory research methods course] or instr consent
PUBH 6845 - Using Demographic Data for Policy Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
How to pose researchable policy questions, locate existing data, turn data into a usable format, understand data documentation, analyze data, communicate findings according to standards of the professional policy community. Quantitative issues. prereq: [Grad level research methods course, basic statistics course] or instr consent
PUBH 8804 - Advanced Quantitative Methods Seminar
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Understand/competently use advanced quantitative methods in applied social science, policy, demographic research. Methods considered largely within or related to framework of regression analysis. Effort will be made to reflect interests of class. prereq: This is an advanced, doctoral-level course. Students are expected to have completed a full year of doctoral-level introductory statistical and/or econometric classes in their respective field prior to enrolling in this course (e.g., PubH 7401-2, ApEc8211-2, SOC 8801-8811). Exceptions may be granted with instr consent.
PUBH 8813 - Measurement of Health-Related Social Factors
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
How social factors such as innovativeness, compliance, religiosity, and stress are measured and tested for reliability and validity. Relationships between theory, concepts, variables, data. prereq: Intro stat course, understanding of simple correlations or instr consent
SOC 8412 - Social Network Analysis: Theory and Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Introduction to theoretical/methodological foundations of social network analysis. Concepts/principles, measurements, computer techniques. Applications to friendships, communities, workteams, intra-/inter-organizational relations, international systems. Focuses on network visualizations.
PUBH 6717 - Decision Analysis for Health Care
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to methods/range of applications of decision analysis and cost-effectiveness analysis in health care technology assessment, medical decision making, and health resource allocation.
PUBH 6809 - Advanced Methods in Health Decision Science
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Methods applicable to issues of medical decision making. Analyses of environmental/safety decisions. How to apply methods at cutting-edge of clinical decision science. prereq: [6717 or intro course in decision analysis], some facility with mathematical notation/reasoning
PUBH 6862 - Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Health Care
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Government regulations. New technologies. Diagnosis/treatment protocols. Strengths, limitations, appropriateness of different approaches. prereq: instr consent; introductory econ course recommended
IDSC 8511 - Conceptual Topics and Research Methods in Information and Decision Sciences
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Relationships to underlying disciplines; major research streams; seminal articles, survey literature, and major researchers. Provides framework for organizing knowledge about information and decision sciences. prereq: instr consent
IDSC 8721 - Behavioral Decision Theory
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: Business admin PhD student or #; offered alt yrs
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Traditional/current research. Major models/methodologies. Issues of preference, judgment, and choice under conditions of certainty/uncertainty. Seminar format. prereq: Business admin PhD student or instr consent; offered alt yrs
IE 5080 - Topics in Industrial Engineering
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 8.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Topics vary each semester.
IE 5111 - Systems Engineering I
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Overview of systems-level thinking/techniques in context of an integrated, design-oriented framework. Elements of systems engineering process, including lifecycle, concurrent, and global engineering. Framework for engineering large-scale, complex systems. How specific techniques fit into framework. prereq: CSE upper div or grad student
IE 5113 - Systems Engineering II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Systems engineering thinking/techniques presented in 5111. Hands-on techniques applied to specific problems. Topics pertinent to effectiveness of design process. Practices and organizational/reward structure to support collaborative, globally distributed design team.
IE 5441 - Financial Decision Making
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Cash flow streams, interest rates, fixed income securities. Evaluating investment alternatives, capital budgeting, dynamic cash flow process. Mean-variance portfolio selection, Capital Asset Pricing Model, utility maximization, risk aversion. Derivative securities, asset dynamics, basic option pricing theory. prereq: CSE upper div or grad student
IE 5511 - Human Factors and Work Analysis
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01553
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Human factors engineering (ergonomics), methods engineering, and work measurement. Human-machine interface: displays, controls, instrument layout, and supervisory control. Anthropometry, work physiology and biomechanics. Work environmental factors: noise, illumination, toxicology. Methods engineering, including operations analysis, motion study, and time standards. prereq: Upper div CSE or grad student
IE 5522 - Quality Engineering and Reliability
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01914 - IE 3522/IE 5522
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Quality engineering/management, economics of quality, statistical process control design of experiments, reliability, maintainability, availability. prereq: [4521 or equiv], [upper div or grad student or CNR]
IE 5524 - Process Transformation through Lean Tools
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Lean is a systematic methodology that improves processes by identifying and removing sources of waste in an organization. Lean tools, such as value stream mapping, Kaizen, kanban systems, visual systems, and 5S, improve processes by identifying and removing sources of waste. In this course, you will learn and utilize key Industrial Engineering methodologies to identify opportunities, prioritize these opportunities, develop solutions and create cost models of the solutions effectiveness. Applications of lean process improvement in areas such as manufacturing, healthcare, service operations, and business processes will be considered.
IE 5531 - Engineering Optimization I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Linear programming, simplex method, duality theory, sensitivity analysis, interior point methods, integer programming, branch/bound/dynamic programming. Emphasizes applications in production/logistics, including resource allocation, transportation, facility location, networks/flows, scheduling, production planning. prereq: Upper div or grad student or CNR
IE 5532 - Stochastic Models
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to stochastic modeling and stochastic processes. Probability review, random variables, discrete- and continuous-time Markov chains, queueing systems, simulation. Applications to industrial and systems engineering including production and inventory control. prereq: Undergraduate probability and statistics. Familiarity with computer programming in a high level language.
IE 5541 - Project Management
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01916
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to engineering project management. Analytical methods of selecting, organizing, budgeting, scheduling, and controlling projects, including risk management, team leadership, and program management. prereq: Upper div or grad student
IE 5545 - Decision Analysis
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Single-person and group decision problems. Structuring of decision problems arising in personal, business, and public policy contexts. Decision-making under uncertainty, value of information, games of complete information and Nash equilibrium, Bayesian games, group decision-making and distributed consensus, basics of mechanism design. prereq: 3521 or equiv
IE 5551 - Production Planning and Inventory Control
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01917 - IE 4551/IE 5551
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Inventory control, supply chain management, demand forecasting, capacity planning, aggregate production and material requirement planning, operations scheduling, and shop floor control. Quantitative models used to support decisions. Implications of emerging information technologies and of electronic commerce for supply chain management and factory operation. prereq: CNR or upper div or grad student
IE 5553 - Simulation
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01915 - IE 3553/IE 5553
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Discrete event simulation. Using integrated simulation/animation environment to create, analyze, and evaluate realistic models for various industry settings, including manufacturing/service operations and systems engineering. Experimental design for simulation. Selecting input distributions, evaluating simulation output. prereq: Upper div or grad student; familiarity with probability/statistics recommended
IE 5561 - Analytics and Data-Driven Decision Making
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Hands-on experience with modern methods for analytics and data-driven decision making. Methodologies such as linear and integer optimization and supervised and unsupervised learning will be brought together to address problems in a variety of areas such as healthcare, agriculture, sports, energy, and finance. Students will learn how to manipulate data, build and solve models, and interpret and visualize results using a high-level, dynamic programming language. Prerequisites: IE 3521 or equivalent; IE 3011 or IE 5531 or equivalent; proficiency with a programming language such as R, Python, or C.
IE 5773 - Practice-focused Seminar
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Industry and academic speakers, topics relevant to analytics practice.
PUBH 6803 - Conducting a Systematic Literature Review
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Developing skills built on evidence-based practice. Draws on staff of Minnesota Evidence-based Practice Center. prereq: Basic knowledge of epidemiology
PUBH 6804 - Mental Health Policy
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Social-psychological processes that shape experience of mental health/illness. Consequences of disorders for individuals, families, and communities. Epidemiology research, theories of mental health/illness. Effect of policies related to organizing/financing services.
PUBH 6805 - Introduction to Project Management for Health Professionals
Credits: 2.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Core concepts/skills for managing projects effectively, making sure they are completed on time, within budget, meeting performance objectives. prereq: Matriculation in master's program in School of Public Health, or instr consent
PUBH 6806 - Principles of Public Health Research
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Evaluation of public health research literature and planning for independent research projects. Formulation of research question, research design, sampling techniques, use of research concepts, and data analysis. Data collection techniques, including questionnaires, interviews, and data analysis. prereq: Pub hlth or grad or professional school student or instr consent
PUBH 6810 - Survey Research Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Theory/application of survey research in data collection. Sampling, item development, instrument design/administration to conduct survey or be aware of issues related to design/implementation. Identification of sources of error in survey research.
PUBH 6813 - Managing Electronic Health Information
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Managing health information is a central function of health care organizations. Information is used for managing population health, profiling providers, and measuring quality. This course describes relational data theory, normalization, and Structured Query Language (SQL) will be used to create and query databases. Students will be introduced to the basic programming skills necessary to manage data in research projects. Programming aspects of the course will use SQL procedure in the SAS language. prereq: Admission to a University of Minnesota Masters program or Permission of instructor.
PUBH 6815 - Community-based Participatory Research
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
This introductory course is intended for junior faculty, post-docs, graduate students and community practitioners interested in adding CBPR to their repertoire of effective approaches to understanding and addressing social and health disparities. Topics will explore the purpose and applications of CBPR; partnership formation and maintenance; issues of power, trust, race, class, and social justice; conflict resolution; ethical issues; CBPR's relationship to cultural knowledge systems, and funding CBPR projects. This is NOT a methodology course. CBPR is an approach to conducting research that is amenable to a variety of research designs and methodologies and will NOT cover topics such as survey design, quantitative methods, qualitative methods, focus groups, community needs assessment procedures, etc.
PUBH 6845 - Using Demographic Data for Policy Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
How to pose researchable policy questions, locate existing data, turn data into a usable format, understand data documentation, analyze data, communicate findings according to standards of the professional policy community. Quantitative issues. prereq: [Grad level research methods course, basic statistics course] or instr consent
PUBH 6852 - Program Evaluation in Health and Mental Health Settings
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02013
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Understanding an evaluation study. Program evaluation. Applications to health and mental health settings. emphasizes public health.
PUBH 6863 - Understanding Health Care Quality
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to assessing/assuring quality of care. Emphasizes both process and outcomes approaches, paralleling interest in appropriateness/effectiveness of care. Issues around creating needed behavioral changes.
PUBH 6864 - Conducting Health Outcomes Research
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Major concepts/principles in conducting health outcomes research that evaluates medical care. Developing study designs matched to research questions. Frequently used study designs. Evaluating health outcomes. Analytical approaches. prereq: Introductory course in epidemiology or health services research methods or instr consent
PUBH 7401 - Fundamentals of Biostatistical Inference
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Part of two-course sequence intended for PhD students in School of Public Health who need rigorous approach to probability/statistics/statistical inference with applications to research in public health. prereq: Background in calculus; intended for PhD students in public hlth and other hlth sci who need rigorous approach to probability/statistics and statistical inference with applications to research in public hlth
PUBH 7402 - Biostatistics Modeling and Methods
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Second of two-course sequence. Rigorous approach to probability/statistics, statistical inference. Applications to research in public health. prereq: 7401; intended for PhD students in health sciences
PUBH 7405 - Biostatistics: Regression
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
T-tests, confidence intervals, power, type I/II errors. Exploratory data analysis. Simple linear regression, regression in matrix notation, multiple regression, diagnostics. Ordinary least squares, violations, generalized least squares, nonlinear least squares regression. Introduction to General linear Model. SAS and S-Plus used. prereq: [[Stat 5101 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Stat 5101], biostatistics major] or instr consent
PUBH 7406 - Advanced Regression and Design
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: [7405, [STAT 5102 or &STAT 5102], biostatistics major] or #
Typically offered: Every Spring
Topics include maximum likelihood estimation, single and multifactor analysis of variance, logistic regression, log-linear models, multinomial logit models, proportional odds models for ordinal data, gamma and inverse-Gaussian models, over-dispersion, analysis of deviance, model selection and criticism, model diagnostics, and an introduction to non-parametric regression methods. R is used. prereq: [7405, [STAT 5102 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in STAT 5102], biostatistics major] or instr consent
PUBH 7415 - Introduction to Clinical Trials
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Hypotheses/endpoints, choice of intervention/control, ethical considerations, blinding/randomization, data collection/monitoring, sample size, analysis, writing. Protocol development, group discussions. prereq: 6414 or 6450 or one semester graduate-level introductory biostatistics or statistics or instr consent
PUBH 7420 - Clinical Trials: Design, Implementation, and Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to and methodology of randomized clinical trials. Design issues, sample size, operational details, interim monitoring, data analysis issues, overviews. prereq: 6451 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 6451 or 7406 or instr consent
PUBH 7430 - Statistical Methods for Correlated Data
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Correlated data arise in many situations, particularly when observations are made over time and space or on individuals who share certain underlying characteristics. This course covers techniques for exploring and describing correlated data, along with statistical methods for estimating population parameters (mostly means) from these data. The focus will be primarily on generalized linear models (both with and without random effects) for normally and non-normally distributed data. Wherever possible, techniques will be illustrated using real-world examples. Computing will be done using R and SAS.
PUBH 7440 - Introduction to Bayesian Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to Bayesian methods. Comparison with traditional frequentist methods. Emphasizes data analysis via modern computing methods: Gibbs sampler, WinBUGS software package. prereq: [[7401 or STAT 5101 or equiv], [public health MPH or biostatistics or statistics] grad student] or instr consent
PUBH 7445 - Statistics for Human Genetics and Molecular Biology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to statistical problems arising in molecular biology. Problems in physical mapping (radiation hybrid mapping, DDP), genetic mapping (pedigree analysis, lod scores, TDT), biopolymer sequence analysis (alignment, motif recognition), and micro array analysis. prereq: [6450, [6451 or equiv]] or instr consent; background in molecular biology recommended
PUBH 7450 - Survival Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 7406, [STAT 5102 or STAT 8102]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Statistical methodologies in analysis of survival data. Kaplan-Meier estimator, Cox's proportional hazards multiple regression model, time-dependent covariates, analysis of residuals, multiple failure outcomes. Typical biomedical applications, including clinical trials and person-years data. prereq: 7406, [STAT 5102 or STAT 8102]
PUBH 7461 - Exploring and Visualizing Data in R
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course is intended for students, both within and outside the School of Public Health, who want to learn how to manipulate data, perform simple statistical analyses, and prepare basic visualizations using the statistical software R. While the tools and techniques taught will be generic, many of the examples will be drawn from biomedicine and public health.
PUBH 7462 - Advanced Programming and Data Analysis in R
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course is intended for students who are relatively proficient with R, and are looking to improve their coding and data analysis skills. The emphasis will be on learning tools and techniques which are useful to students who will be doing non-trivial programming and/or data analysis in either a research or production environment.
PUBH 7465 - Biostatistics Consulting
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Professional roles/responsibilities of practicing biostatistician as consultant/collaborator in health science research. Discussion, written assignments, student presentations, meeting notes, interviews, guests. prereq: [[[7405, 7406, 7407] or [STAT 8051, STAT 8052]], [[STAT 5101, STAT 5102] or [STAT 8101, STAT 8102]], biostatistics major] or instr consent
PUBH 7470 - Study Designs in Biomedical Research
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Diagnostic medicine, including methods for ROC curve. Bioassays. Early-phase clinical trials, methods including dose escalation, toxicity, and monitoring. Quality of life. prereq: [[6450, 6451] or equiv], [grad student in biostatistics or statistics or clinical research], familiarity with SAS
PUBH 7475 - Statistical Learning and Data Mining
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Various statistical techniques for extracting useful information (i.e., learning) from data. Linear discriminant analysis, tree-structured classifiers, feed-forward neural networks, support vector machines, other nonparametric methods, classifier ensembles, unsupervised learning. prereq: [[[6450, 6452] or equiv], programming backgroud in [FORTRAN or C/C++ or JAVA or Splus/R]] or instr consent; 2nd yr MS recommended
PUBH 7485 - Methods for Causal Inference
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Although most of statistical inference focuses on associational relationships among variables, in many biomedical and health sciences contexts the focus is on establishing the causal effect of an intervention or treatment. Drawing causal conclusions can be challenging, particularly in the context of observational data, as treatment assignment may be confounded. The first part of this course focuses on methods to establish the causal effect of a point exposure, i.e., situations in which treatment is given at a single point in time. Methods to estimate causal treatment effects will include outcome regression, propensity score methods (i.e., inverse weighting, matching), and doubly robust approaches. The second half of the course focuses on estimating the effect of a series of treatment decisions during the course of a chronic disease such as cancer, substance abuse, mental health disorders, etc. Methods to estimate these time-varying treatments include marginal structural models estimated by inverse probability weighting, structural nested models estimated by G-estimation, and the (parametric) G-computation algorithm. We will then turn our attention to estimating the optimal treatment sequence for a given subject, i.e., how to determine “the right treatment, for the right patient, at the right time,” using dynamic marginal structural models and methods derived from reinforcement learning (e.g., Q-learning, A-learning) and classification problems (outcome weighted learning, C-learning). PubH 8485 is appropriate for Ph.D students in Biostatistics and Statistics. The homework and projects will focus more on the theoretical aspects of the methods to prepare students for methodological research in this area. PubH 7485 is appropriate for Masters students in Biostatistics and PhD students in other fields who wish to learn causal methods to apply them to topics in the health sciences. This course uses the statistical software of R, a freely available statistical software package, to implement many of the methods we discuss. However, most of the methods discussed in this course can be implemented in any statistical software (e.g., SAS, Stata, SPSS, etc.) and students will be free to use any software for homework assignments.
PUBH 6810 - Survey Research Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Theory/application of survey research in data collection. Sampling, item development, instrument design/administration to conduct survey or be aware of issues related to design/implementation. Identification of sources of error in survey research.
PUBH 6864 - Conducting Health Outcomes Research
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Major concepts/principles in conducting health outcomes research that evaluates medical care. Developing study designs matched to research questions. Frequently used study designs. Evaluating health outcomes. Analytical approaches. prereq: Introductory course in epidemiology or health services research methods or instr consent
PUBH 7430 - Statistical Methods for Correlated Data
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Correlated data arise in many situations, particularly when observations are made over time and space or on individuals who share certain underlying characteristics. This course covers techniques for exploring and describing correlated data, along with statistical methods for estimating population parameters (mostly means) from these data. The focus will be primarily on generalized linear models (both with and without random effects) for normally and non-normally distributed data. Wherever possible, techniques will be illustrated using real-world examples. Computing will be done using R and SAS.
PUBH 7450 - Survival Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 7406, [STAT 5102 or STAT 8102]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Statistical methodologies in analysis of survival data. Kaplan-Meier estimator, Cox's proportional hazards multiple regression model, time-dependent covariates, analysis of residuals, multiple failure outcomes. Typical biomedical applications, including clinical trials and person-years data. prereq: 7406, [STAT 5102 or STAT 8102]
PUBH 8342 - Advanced Epidemiologic Methods: Applications
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Applied methodology course designed for students in the Epi PhD program. Examples and readings are aimed at clinical/biological and social/behavioral track students.
PUBH 8343 - Synthesis and Application of Methods in Epidemiologic Research
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Focuses on the extension, synthesis, and integration of research methods taught in the advanced epidemiology methods sequence (PubH 8341 and PubH 8342) and the application of these methods. Discussion of novel methods such as causal inferences related to the g-formula and penalized regression. Fosters a deeper understanding of current epidemiologic methods and how they are actually implemented in research.
PUBH 6717 - Decision Analysis for Health Care
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to methods/range of applications of decision analysis and cost-effectiveness analysis in health care technology assessment, medical decision making, and health resource allocation.
PUBH 6803 - Conducting a Systematic Literature Review
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Developing skills built on evidence-based practice. Draws on staff of Minnesota Evidence-based Practice Center. prereq: Basic knowledge of epidemiology
PUBH 6862 - Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Health Care
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Government regulations. New technologies. Diagnosis/treatment protocols. Strengths, limitations, appropriateness of different approaches. prereq: instr consent; introductory econ course recommended
PUBH 6863 - Understanding Health Care Quality
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to assessing/assuring quality of care. Emphasizes both process and outcomes approaches, paralleling interest in appropriateness/effectiveness of care. Issues around creating needed behavioral changes.
PUBH 8813 - Measurement of Health-Related Social Factors
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
How social factors such as innovativeness, compliance, religiosity, and stress are measured and tested for reliability and validity. Relationships between theory, concepts, variables, data. prereq: Intro stat course, understanding of simple correlations or instr consent
PUBH 6576 - Understanding Clinical Quality Using Administrative Data
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
This is an introductory course designed for students interested in learning how to effectively use administrative data (e.g., billing or claims data, clinical registries, enrollment records) to inform program development, program or policy evaluation and mandatory reporting. During the course, students will learn about quality frameworks; payment systems and how they translate into available administrative data; common coding and billing systems; structure of administrative data; common data available from each source; approaches for linking data across sources; reporting considerations; strategies for risk adjustment and applications to current local and national quality improvement programs. The course will provide practical, hands-on training for individuals to lead teams who analyze and report outcomes using administrative data-- - without the need to analyze the data themselves.
PUBH 8802 - Health Services Policy Analysis: Applications
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Emphasizes relationships between health services research/policy. Uses case studies to examine how research influences policy/vice versa.
PUBH 6717 - Decision Analysis for Health Care
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to methods/range of applications of decision analysis and cost-effectiveness analysis in health care technology assessment, medical decision making, and health resource allocation.
PUBH 6810 - Survey Research Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Theory/application of survey research in data collection. Sampling, item development, instrument design/administration to conduct survey or be aware of issues related to design/implementation. Identification of sources of error in survey research.
PUBH 6811 - Health Disparities Research: Measures, Methods, and Data
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Methods for conducting health disparities research using publicly available data sources. Interrelated issues such as conceptualization of disparities, measurement, analytic choices, and available data sources. prereq: [[Grad or professional] student, introductory research methods course] or instr consent
PUBH 6845 - Using Demographic Data for Policy Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
How to pose researchable policy questions, locate existing data, turn data into a usable format, understand data documentation, analyze data, communicate findings according to standards of the professional policy community. Quantitative issues. prereq: [Grad level research methods course, basic statistics course] or instr consent
PUBH 6862 - Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Health Care
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Government regulations. New technologies. Diagnosis/treatment protocols. Strengths, limitations, appropriateness of different approaches. prereq: instr consent; introductory econ course recommended
PUBH 8804 - Advanced Quantitative Methods Seminar
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Understand/competently use advanced quantitative methods in applied social science, policy, demographic research. Methods considered largely within or related to framework of regression analysis. Effort will be made to reflect interests of class. prereq: This is an advanced, doctoral-level course. Students are expected to have completed a full year of doctoral-level introductory statistical and/or econometric classes in their respective field prior to enrolling in this course (e.g., PubH 7401-2, ApEc8211-2, SOC 8801-8811). Exceptions may be granted with instr consent.
PUBH 8813 - Measurement of Health-Related Social Factors
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
How social factors such as innovativeness, compliance, religiosity, and stress are measured and tested for reliability and validity. Relationships between theory, concepts, variables, data. prereq: Intro stat course, understanding of simple correlations or instr consent
PUBH 8821 - Health Economics II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Examines application of microeconomic theory to health services research through selected reading from published and unpublished health economics literature. prereq: 8820 or instr consent
APEC 8001 - Applied Microeconomic Analysis of Consumer Choice and Consumer Demand
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01840 - ApEc 8001/Econ 8001/Econ 8101
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Consumer behavior/demand. Introduction to welfare analysis. General equilibrium analysis in pure exchange economy. Part of four-course sequence (APEC 8001-8004). prereq: [[5151 or ECON 3101 or ECON 5151 or intermediate microeconomic theory], [[MATH 2243, MATH 2263] or equiv]] or instr consent
APEC 8002 - Applied Microeconomic Analysis of Production and Choice Under Uncertainty
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01841 - ApEc 8002/Econ 8002/Econ 8102
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Production, competitive markets, and choice under uncertainty. Technology and production, cost minimization and profit maximization, production duality, efficiency and technical change, general equilibrium of production. Part of four-course sequence (APEC 8001-8004). prereq: [[8001 or ECON 8001 or ECON 8101], [[MATH 2243, MATH 2263] or equiv]] or instr consent
APEC 8003 - Applied Microeconomic Analysis of Game Theory and Information
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01842 - ApEc 8003/Econ 8003/Econ 8103
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Strategic competition, game theory, and information. Non-cooperative games, static games of complete and imperfect information, dynamic games of complete/incomplete information, application of incomplete information. Part of four-course sequence (APEC 8001-8004). prereq: [[8002 or ECON 8002 or ECON 8102], [[MATH 2243, MATH 2263] or equiv]] or instr consent
APEC 8004 - Applied Microeconomic Analysis of Social Choice and Welfare
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01837
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Welfare economics/measurement, externalities and social choice. Welfare theorems in general equilibrium, externalities and public goods, social choice, social welfare, and welfare change measurement. Part of four-course sequence (APEC 8001-8004). prereq: [[8003 or ECON 8003 or ECON 8103], [[MATH 2243, MATH 2263] or equiv]] or instr consent
ECON 8101 - Microeconomic Theory
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Decision problems faced by the household and firm; theories of choice under conditions of certainty and uncertainty. Partial equilibrium analysis of competition and monopoly. General equilibrium analysis. Welfare economics: economic efficiency of alternative market structures, social welfare functions. Dynamics: stability of markets, capital theory. Seven-week course. prereq: 5151 or equiv, Math 2243 or equiv, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Math 5615 or concurrent registration in Math 8601, grad econ major or instr consent
ECON 8102 - Microeconomic Theory
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Decision problems faced by the household and firm; theories of choice under conditions of certainty and uncertainty. Partial equilibrium analysis of competition and monopoly. General equilibrium analysis. Welfare economics: economic efficiency of alternative market structures, social welfare functions. Dynamics: stability of markets, capital theory. Seven-week course. prereq: 8101, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Math 5615 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Math 8601, grad econ major or instr consent
ECON 8103 - Microeconomic Theory
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Decision problems faced by the household and firm; theories of choice under conditions of certainty and uncertainty. Partial equilibrium analysis of competition and monopoly. General equilibrium analysis. Welfare economics: economic efficiency of alternative market structures, social welfare functions. Dynamics: stability of markets, capital theory. Seven-week course. prereq: 8102, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Math 5616 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Math 8602 or comparable abstract math course, grad econ major or instr consent
ECON 8104 - Microeconomic Theory
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Decision problems faced by the household and firm; theories of choice under conditions of certainty and uncertainty. Partial equilibrium analysis of competition and monopoly. General equilibrium analysis. Welfare economics: economic efficiency of alternative market structures, social welfare functions. Dynamics: stability of markets, capital theory. Seven-week course. prereq: 8103, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Math 5616 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Math 8602 or comparable abstract math course, grad econ major or instr consent
APEC 8202 - Mathematical Optimization in Applied Economics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Economic foundations and applications of mathematical and dynamic programming and optimal control. Mathematical optimization concepts; structures and economic interpretations of various models of the firm, consumer, household, sector, and economy. Model building and solution techniques. prereq: [5151, Econ 5151] or equiv or instr consent
APEC 8206 - Dynamic Optimization: Applications in Economics and Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Formulation and solution of dynamic optimization problems using optimal control theory and dynamic programming. Analytical and numerical solution methods to solve deterministic and stochastic problems for various economic applications. prereq: 5151 or equiv or instr consent
PA 8302 - Applied Policy Analysis
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Design/evaluation of public policies. Emphasizes market/non-market contexts. Microeconomics and welfare economics of policy analysis. Econometric tools for measurement of policy outcomes. Applications to policy problems. prereq: Intermediate microeconomics, introduction to econometrics
PUBH 6862 - Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Health Care
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Government regulations. New technologies. Diagnosis/treatment protocols. Strengths, limitations, appropriateness of different approaches. prereq: instr consent; introductory econ course recommended
PUBH 8804 - Advanced Quantitative Methods Seminar
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Understand/competently use advanced quantitative methods in applied social science, policy, demographic research. Methods considered largely within or related to framework of regression analysis. Effort will be made to reflect interests of class. prereq: This is an advanced, doctoral-level course. Students are expected to have completed a full year of doctoral-level introductory statistical and/or econometric classes in their respective field prior to enrolling in this course (e.g., PubH 7401-2, ApEc8211-2, SOC 8801-8811). Exceptions may be granted with instr consent.
APEC 8211 - Econometric Analysis I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Classical multiple linear regression, stochastic regressors, heteroscedasticity, autocorrelated disturbances, panel data, discrete dependent variables. prereq: ApEc 5031 or equiv OR Ph.D. student OR instr consent
APEC 8212 - Econometric Analysis II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Second semester of econometrics for Ph.D. students. Specification tests, instrumental variables, heteroscedasticity, panel data, simultaneous equations, bootstrap methods, limited dependent variable models, semiparametric estimation, econometrics of program evaluation, general method of moments, time series, hazard models. prereq: 8211 or equiv or instr consent
ECON 8205 - Applied Econometrics
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Application in research, including classical and Bayesian approaches; formulation, comparison, and use of models and hypotheses; inference and prediction in structural models; simulation methods. Seven-week course. prereq: Math 4242 or equiv, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Econ 8101, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Econ 8105, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Stat 5101 or instr consent
ECON 8206 - Applied Econometrics
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Application in research, including classical and Bayesian approaches; formulation, comparison, and use of models and hypotheses; inference and prediction in structural models; simulation methods. Seven-week course. prereq: 8205, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 8102, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 8106, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Stat 5101 or instr consent
ECON 8207 - Applied Econometrics
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Application in research, including classical and Bayesian approaches; formulation, comparison, and use of models and hypotheses; inference and prediction in structural models; simulation methods. Seven-week course. prereq: 8206, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 8103, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 8107, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Stat 5102 or instr consent
ECON 8208 - Applied Econometrics
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Application in research, including classical and Bayesian approaches; formulation, comparison, and use of models and hypotheses; inference and prediction in structural models; simulation methods. Seven-week course. prereq: 8207, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 8104, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 8108, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Stat 5102 or instr consent
PUBH 7401 - Fundamentals of Biostatistical Inference
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Part of two-course sequence intended for PhD students in School of Public Health who need rigorous approach to probability/statistics/statistical inference with applications to research in public health. prereq: Background in calculus; intended for PhD students in public hlth and other hlth sci who need rigorous approach to probability/statistics and statistical inference with applications to research in public hlth
PUBH 7402 - Biostatistics Modeling and Methods
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Second of two-course sequence. Rigorous approach to probability/statistics, statistical inference. Applications to research in public health. prereq: 7401; intended for PhD students in health sciences
APEC 8341 - Applied Public Finance
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Current economic research on government tax and expenditure policy. Apply tools of applied economics to public finance issues. Tax policy, taxation and household decisions (including labor supply and saving), taxation and the firm (including the cost of capital), and fundamental tax reform. Alternative demand models for public goods, public choice theory, and fiscal federalism. prereq: 8001-8004 or ECON 8001-8004 or ECON 8101-8104
APEC 8501 - Labor Economics I
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Theoretical and empirical studies of compensating differentials, discrimination, personnel economics, and gross flows. prereq: 8003 or equiv or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 8003, 8211, 5032 or equiv
APEC 8502 - Labor Economics II
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Topics in applied microeconomics related to labor supply and human capital. Household decisions and resulting outcomes in labor market. Household labor supply. Estimation of labor supply and earnings functions. Theory of human capital, wage structure and determination, and impacts of tax and transfer policies.
APEC 8602 - Economics of the Environment
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Economic analysis of environmental management, emphasizing environmental policy. Application of microeconomic theory to problems of market failure, market-based pollution control policies, contingent valuation, hedonic models, option value, and other topics. prereq: 8004 or ECON 8004 or ECON 8104 or equiv or instr consent
APEC 8701 - Trade and Development I
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
This course will analyze international trade and economic policies that affect trade. The course will consider the determinants of trade, the welfare effects of trade, and the implications of trade liberalization or protectionism. The course will use contemporary economic theory and econometric methods of analysis; and will provide an economic foundation for analyzing issues on the frontier of the academic literature and policy debate.
APEC 8703 - Trade and Development III
Credits: 2.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Topics in the microeconomic analysis of development covered include: education (both the determinants of educational outcomes and the impact of those outcomes on several economic outcomes), poverty, inequality, demography (population, fertility and gender issues), and the impact of international aid.
APEC 8803 - Marketing Economics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: [Econ 8001, Econ 8002] or [Econ 8101, Econ 8102] or #
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Review of market structure, conduct, and performance. Market interdependency over space/time. Product forms. Issues pertaining to market failures/interventions. prereq: [Econ 8001, Econ 8002] or [Econ 8101, Econ 8102] or instr consent
ECON 8103 - Microeconomic Theory
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Decision problems faced by the household and firm; theories of choice under conditions of certainty and uncertainty. Partial equilibrium analysis of competition and monopoly. General equilibrium analysis. Welfare economics: economic efficiency of alternative market structures, social welfare functions. Dynamics: stability of markets, capital theory. Seven-week course. prereq: 8102, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Math 5616 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Math 8602 or comparable abstract math course, grad econ major or instr consent
ECON 8104 - Microeconomic Theory
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Decision problems faced by the household and firm; theories of choice under conditions of certainty and uncertainty. Partial equilibrium analysis of competition and monopoly. General equilibrium analysis. Welfare economics: economic efficiency of alternative market structures, social welfare functions. Dynamics: stability of markets, capital theory. Seven-week course. prereq: 8103, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Math 5616 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Math 8602 or comparable abstract math course, grad econ major or instr consent
ECON 8107 - Macroeconomic Theory
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Dynamic general equilibrium models: solving for paths of interest rates, consumption, investment, prices. Models with uncertainty, search, matching, indivisibilities, private information. Implications for measurement and data reporting. Overlapping generations and dynasty models. Variational and recursive methods. This seven-week course meets with 4167. prereq: 8106
ECON 8108 - Macroeconomic Theory
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Dynamic general equilibrium models: solving for paths of interest rates, consumption, investment, prices. Models with uncertainty, search, matching, indivisibilities, private information. Implications for measurement and data reporting. Overlapping generations and dynasty models. Variational and recursive methods. This seven-week course meets with 4168. prereq: 8107
ECON 8117 - Noncooperative Game Theory
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Solution concepts for noncooperative games in normal form, including Nash and perfect equilibrium and stable sets of equilibria. Extensive form games of perfect and incomplete information, sequential equilibrium, and consequences of stability for extensive form. Applications including bargaining and auctions. Seven-week course. prereq: Math 5616 or equiv or instr consent
ECON 8118 - Noncooperative Game Theory
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Solution concepts for noncooperative games in normal form, including Nash and perfect equilibrium and stable sets of equilibria. Extensive form games of perfect and incomplete information, sequential equilibrium, and consequences of stability for extensive form. Applications including bargaining and auctions. Seven-week course. prereq: 8117
ECON 8182 - Advanced Topics in Microeconomics
Credits: 2.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Faculty and student presentations based on recent literature. Seven-week course. prereq: 8104 or instr consent
ECON 8186 - Advanced Topics in Macroeconomics
Credits: 2.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Faculty and student presentations based on recent literature. Seven-week course. prereq: 8108 or instr consent
ECON 8192 - Workshop in Mathematical Economics
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 10.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Students work on research and present papers under faculty supervision. prereq: 8104 or instr consent
ECON 8207 - Applied Econometrics
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Application in research, including classical and Bayesian approaches; formulation, comparison, and use of models and hypotheses; inference and prediction in structural models; simulation methods. Seven-week course. prereq: 8206, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 8103, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 8107, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Stat 5102 or instr consent
ECON 8208 - Applied Econometrics
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Application in research, including classical and Bayesian approaches; formulation, comparison, and use of models and hypotheses; inference and prediction in structural models; simulation methods. Seven-week course. prereq: 8207, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 8104, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 8108, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Stat 5102 or instr consent
ECON 8312 - Economic Growth and Development
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Methods of analyzing dynamical systems; applying methods to new models of growth and development; deriving and evaluating models' quantitative implications in light of growth and development in a number of countries. Seven-week course. prereq: 8311 or instr consent
ECON 8391 - Workshop in Economic Growth and Development
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 10.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Workshop in Economic Growth and Development prereq: instr consent
ECON 8392 - Workshop in Economic Growth and Development
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 10.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
tbd prereq: instr consent
ECON 8401 - International Trade and Payments Theory
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Impact of trade on factor rentals. Stolper-Samuelson, Rybczynski, and factor price equalization theorems. Heckscher-Ohlin theorem. Derivation of offer curves and general international equilibrium. Transfer problem. Seven-week course. prereq: 8103, 8105 or instr consent
ECON 8402 - International Trade and Payments Theory
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Tariffs, quotas, and other barriers to trade; gains from trade; trading blocs; increasing returns; growth. This is a seven-week course. prereq: 8401 or instr consent
ECON 8403 - International Trade and Payments Theory
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
International business cycles; exchange rates; capital movements; international liquidity. This is a 7-week course. prereq: 8402 or instr consent
ECON 8491 - Workshop in Trade and Development
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 10.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Workshop in Trade and Development prereq: instr consent
ECON 8492 - Workshop in Trade and Development
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 10.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
tbd prereq: instr consent
ECON 8501 - Wages and Employment
Credits: 2.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Economic analysis of labor markets and their operation under conditions of both individual and collective bargaining. Implications of labor market operations for resource allocation, wage and price stability, income and employment growth. Wage structures and wage levels. Wage and employment theories and practices. Economic impacts of unions. Seven-week course. prereq: 8102, 8106 or instr consent
ECON 8502 - Wages and Employment
Credits: 2.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Economic analysis of labor markets and their operation under conditions of both individual and collective bargaining. Implications of labor market operations for resource allocation, wage and price stability, income and employment growth. Wage structures and wage levels. Wage and employment theories and practices. Economic impacts of unions. Seven-week course. prereq: 8501 or instr consent
ECON 8503 - Wages and Employment
Credits: 2.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Economic analysis of labor markets and their operation under conditions of individual/collective bargaining. Implications of labor market operations for resource allocation, wage/price stability, income/employment growth. Wage structures and wage levels. Wage/employment theories/practices. Economic impacts of unions. Seven-week course. prereq: 8502 or instr consent
ECON 8581 - Advanced Topics in Labor Economics
Credits: 2.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Faculty and student presentations based on recent literature. Seven-week course. prereq: 8502 or instr consent
ECON 8582 - Advanced Topics in Labor Economics
Credits: 2.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Faculty and student presentations based on recent literature. Seven-week course. prereq: 8502 or instr consent
ECON 8601 - Industrial Organization and Government Regulation
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Behavior of businesses and industries: productivity, firm size distributions, exit-entry dynamics, etc. Theories of the firm, industry structure and performance, invention and innovation, and technology adoption. Positive and normative theories of regulation. Seven-week course. prereq: 8102 or instr consent
ECON 8602 - Industrial Organization and Government Regulation
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Behavior of businesses and industries: productivity, firm size distributions, exit-entry dynamics, etc. Theories of the firm, industry structure and performance, invention and innovation, and technology adoption. Positive and normative theories of regulation. Seven-week course. prereq: 8601 or instr consent
ECON 8603 - Industrial Organization and Government Regulation
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Behavior of businesses and industries: productivity, firm size distributions, exit-entry dynamics, etc. Theories of the firm, industry structure and performance, invention and innovation, and technology adoption. Positive and normative theories of regulation. Seven-week course. prereq: 8602 or instr consent
ECON 8691 - Workshop in Applied Microeconomics
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 10.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Workshop in Applied Microeconomics prereq: instr consent
ECON 8692 - Workshop in Applied Microeconomics
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 10.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
tbd prereq: instr consent
ECON 8702 - Monetary Economics
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Economic role of principal financial institutions. Determinants of value of money. Principal problems of monetary policy. Seven-week course. prereq: 8701 or instr consent
ECON 8703 - Monetary Economics
Credits: 2.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Economic role of principal financial institutions. Determinants of value of money. Principal problems of monetary policy. Seven-week course. prereq: 8702 or instr consent
ECON 8704 - Financial Economics
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Role of financial institutions in efficient allocation of risk; multiperiod and continuous-time securities markets; theory of firm under uncertainty; financial intermediation; derivation of empirical asset-pricing relationships; tests concerning alternative market structures. Seven-week course. prereq: 8103, 8106 or instr consent
ECON 8705 - Financial Economics
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Role of financial institutions in efficient allocation of risk; multiperiod and continuous-time securities markets; theory of firm under uncertainty; financial intermediation; derivation of empirical asset-pricing relationships; tests concerning alternative market structures. Seven-week course. prereq: 8704 or instr consent
ECON 8791 - Workshop in Macroeconomics
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 10.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Workshop in Macroeconomics prereq: instr consent
ECON 8792 - Workshop in Macroeconomics
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 10.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Workshop in Macroeconomics prereq: instr consent
ECON 8801 - Public Economics
Credits: 2.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Theories of public choice and role of government in economy. Economic effects of taxes, public debt, and public expenditure. Current problems in economics of public sector, including political economy. Seven-week course. prereq: 8103, 8106 or instr consent
ECON 8802 - Public Economics
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Theories of public choice and role of government in economy. Economic effects of taxes, public debt, and public expenditure. Current problems in economics of public sector, including political economy. Seven-week course. prereq: 8801 or instr consent
ECON 8803 - Public Economics
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Theories of public choice and role of government in economy. Economic effects of taxes, public debt, and public expenditure. Current problems in economics of public sector, including political economy. Seven-week course. prereq: 8802 or instr consent
PUBH 6862 - Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Health Care
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Government regulations. New technologies. Diagnosis/treatment protocols. Strengths, limitations, appropriateness of different approaches. prereq: instr consent; introductory econ course recommended