Essays in Health Economics

TitleEssays in Health Economics
Publication TypeThesis
Year of Publication2023
AuthorsRistovska, L
Academic DepartmentEconomics
DegreeDoctor of Philosophy
UniversityHarvard University
CityCambridge, MA

This thesis consists of three essays on topics in health economics. The first essay studies regulation and adoption of new pharmaceutical products in the context of physician decision-making in prescribing. The second essay focuses on socio-economic determinants of health and examines externalities from education on health and the mechanisms behind this relationship. The third chapter explores socio-economic, environmental, and health-related factors contributing to racial disparities in the COVID-19 pandemic burden, arguably one of the most pressing issues at the time this chapter was written.

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