Supply of Medical Services


In this course the market for medical services and in particular the supply  of  services from physicians  and  hospitals  is  analyzed. The focus is on behavioural incentives and how they are shaped by the charactaristics of health as a special good as well as by institutional settings.  Topics  to  be  covered  are  “supplier  induced  demand”, “quality-quantity-relationship in hospitals” and “optimal reimbursement schemes”. The  course  will  also  cover  individual health behaviour.Throughout the course microeconomic models will be used.

Target Group

This course is part of the Spezialisation Area Health Economics of the MSE. Students in the Master programs Arbeitsmarkt&Personal, Sozialökonomik and Management can take the course as an elective module.


The course is taught every summer term. Dates for summer term 2021 are:

    • Lecture (Dr. Simon Reif): Monday 13.15-14.45
    • Exercise Class (Irina Simankova): Wednesday 11:30-13:00 bi-weekly