"The Handbook of Health Economics has been at the core of the reading list for our graduate programme since its original publication. This new volume will enhance its position as a comprehensive and authoritative guide to the literature and broadens the scope of the original Handbook." --Andrew M. Jones, University of York "This wholly-new Handbook is wonderfully up-to-date, comprehensive, accessible, and destined to be widely read by researchers, students, and policymakers. Kudos for having commissioned such outstanding authors and chosen these topics for coverage." --Randall P. Ellis, Boston University, and President, American Society of Health Economists (ASHEcon) "An absolutely vital must-have reference volume. The sixteen chapters provide detailed, thorough and readable surveys of current conceptual and empirical issues, each written by distinguished active researchers." --Ernst R. Berndt, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology "Volume 1 of the Handbook rapidly gained a place amongst the most used - and borrowed - books on the shelf. Now Volume 2 looks certain to match that success, comprehensively covering more recent developments and the burgeoning international health economics literature with authority, concision and verve. Essential." --Alastair Gray, University of Oxford
About the Author
Mark Pauly is Bendheim Professor, Professor of Health Care Management, Professor of Business and Public Policy, Professor of Insurance and Risk Management, and Professor of Economics at the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania. Thomas McGuire is Professor of Economics in the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School and Co-Editor of the Journal of Health Economics. Pedro Pita Barros is the 2005 winner of the "Grande-Oficial da Ordem do Infante D. Henrique," awarded by the President of Portugal. He is Editor-in-Chief of the journal "Economia da Saude - Conceitos e Comportamentos."