Health Economics Worldwide

  • Peter Zweifel
  • H. E. FrechIII

Part of the Developments in Health Economics and Public Policy book series (HEPP, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Issues in health insurance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Wynand P. M. M. van de Ven, René C. J. A. van Vliet
      Pages 23-46
    3. Rezaul K. Khandker, Willard G. Manning
      Pages 47-62
  3. Criteria for allocating health care resources

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Robert E. Leu, Michael Gerfin, Stefan Spycher
      Pages 109-142
    3. J. R. G. Butler
      Pages 143-157
  4. Administrative and market allocation in health care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. Bernard Friedman, Ronald J. Ozminkowski, Zachary Taylor
      Pages 161-186
    3. Tor Iversen, Erik Nord
      Pages 203-216
    4. H. E. Frech III, J. Michael Woolley
      Pages 217-241
  5. Health care in the political arena

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 241-241
    2. Friedrich Breyer, Friedrich Schneider
      Pages 267-285
    3. Ulf-G. Gerdtham, Jes Søgaard, Bengt Jönsson, Fredrik Andersson
      Pages 287-310
    4. Peter Zweifel, Matteo Ferrari
      Pages 311-330
    5. Edgar Lopez, Llad Phillips, Manuel Silos
      Pages 331-347
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 349-365

About this book


This volume reflects both the main issues confronting health economics and the state of the art in health economics a decade before the end of the twentieth century. It contains a selection from almost 150 papers presented at the Second World Congress on Health Economics, held at the University of ZUrich, Switzerland, 10-14 September 1990. This is ten years after the last Congress (held in Leiden, The Netherlands) and more than 17 years after the Tokyo meeting organized by the International Economic Associ­ ation (which might be called the First World Congress were it not for its small size and symposium-like character). Out of the 16 papers appearing in this book, only four were invited, and they were refereed like all the others. The remaining contributions are survivors of stiff competition. However, in spite of the large sample of papers we were able to draw from, certain gaps of coverage persist. In particular, environmental impacts on health were designated as a field of priority interest in the call for papers to this Congress. Yet, not even half a dozen contribu­ tions were submitted, which is remarkable in view of the intense interest of the public in the health effects of environmental degradation, ranging from noise level to ozone concentration. Another specially designed field was the political economy of health, dealing with the behavior of policy makers when deciding about changes in the health care systems. It did not attract as many contributions as we had hoped for or expected.


Financing competition health hospital political economy

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Zweifel
    • 1
  • H. E. FrechIII
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. of EconomicsUniversity of ZürichSwitzerland
  2. 2.Dept. of EconomicsUniversity of CaliforniaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-5055-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-2392-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0927-4987
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