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Author Evans, Robert G., 1942-
Title An undisciplined economist : Robert G. Evans on health economics, health care policy, and population health / edited by Morris L Barer, Greg L. Stoddart, Kimberlyn M. McGrail, and Chris B. McLeod.
Imprint Montreal ; Kingston ; London ; Ithaca : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2016.

Author Evans, Robert G., 1942-
Series Carleton library series ; 237
Carleton library series ; 237.
Subject Medical economics -- Canada.
Medical policy -- Canada.
Public health -- Canada.
Economics, Medical.
Health Policy -- economics.
National Health Programs -- economics.
Public Health -- economics.
Alt Name Barer, M. L.,
Stoddart, G. L.,
McGrail, Kimberlyn M.,
McLeod, Christopher B,
Description 1 online resource.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "For the past four decades Robert Evans has been Canada's foremost health policy analyst and commentator, in the process playing a leadership role in the development of both health economics and population health at home and internationally. In this book the editors have assembled sixteen of Evans' most important contributions, including several seminal works and two new, previously unpublished articles. The topics addressed range widely, from the peculiar structure of the health care 'industry' to the social determinants of the health of entire populations to the misleading role that economists have sometimes played in health policy debates. Few academics write with Evans' clarity, candour or wit, while unabashedly exposing health policy myths and the interests that lie behind them. Claims that public health insurance is unsustainable, that the health care costs of an aging population will bankrupt us, that user charges will make the health care system more efficient, or that health care is the most important determinant of a population's health, are refuted with piercing analysis and supporting data. For those familiar with Evans' work, this will be a prized collection. For those new to the fields of health economics, health policy, or population health, there could be no better or more lucid introduction. For everyone, this collection is important reading and a fitting tribute to an outstanding scholar."-- Provided by publisher.
Contents 1. Slouching toward Chicago: regulatory reform as revealed religion (1982) -- 2. Toward a healthier economics: reflections on Ken Bassett's problem (1998) -- 3. The TSX gives a short course in health economics: it's the prices, stupid! (2010) -- 4. A new paradigm for health economics? We already have three! (2012) -- 5. Hang together, or hang separately: the viability of a universal health care system in an aging society (1987) -- 6. User Fees for health care: Why a bad idea keeps coming back (or, what's health got to do with it?) (1995) -- 7. Going for the gold: the redistributive agenda behind market-based health care reform (1997) -- 8. Modelling the benefits of insurance: here comes the insurance salesman (2004) -- 9. Supplier-induced demand: some empirical evidence and implications (1974) -- 10. Incomplete vertical integration in the health care industry: pseudomarkets and pseudopolicies (1983) -- 11. Aging and health care utilization: new evidence on old fallacies (1987) -- 12. Political wolves and economic sheep: the sustainability of public health insurance in Canada (2005) -- 13. Producing health, consuming health care -- 14. Introduction (Chapter 1) to the book Why are some people healthy and others not? (1994) -- 15. Health, hierarchy, and hominids: biological correlates of the socioeconomic gradient in health (1996) -- 16. What, me worry? The second annual Gideon Rosenbluth Memorial Lecture (2013).
ISBN 9780773599468 (pdf)
9780773599475 (epub)
OCLC # 944379779
Additional Format Evans, Robert G., 1942-, author, honouree. Undisciplined economist.: Montreal ; Kingston ; London ; Chicago : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2016] ©2016 Carleton library series Carleton library series ; (CaOONL)20169014126 (OCoLC)933271631

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