Autumn Semester 2020 takes place in a mixed form of online and classroom teaching.
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Wanda Mimra: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2016

Name Prof. Dr. Wanda Mimra
FieldRisk and Insurance Economics
Address
Professur Risiko- u. Versich.ök.
ETH Zürich, ZUE F 1
Zürichbergstrasse 18
8092 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
E-mailwmimra@ethz.ch
DepartmentManagement, Technology, and Economics
RelationshipAssistant Professor (Tenure Track)

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
363-1027-00LIntroduction to Health Economics and Policy3 credits2VW. Mimra
AbstractHealth expenditures constitute about 10% of GDP in OECD countries. Extensive government intervention is a typical feature in health markets. Risk factors to health have been changing with growing importance of lifestyle factors such as smoking, obesity and lack of physical activity. This course gives an introduction to the economic concepts and empirical findings in health economics.
ObjectiveIntroduce students without prior economics background to the main concepts of health economics and policy to enhance students understanding of how health care institutions and markets function.
ContentThe course gives an introduction to the economic concepts and empirical findings in health economics to enhance students understanding of how health care institutions and markets function. First, the three important decisions made by individuals will be analyzed: What determines the health behaviors, like the intensity of preventive measures like sport, that an individual undertakes? What types and amount of personal health care services does an individual demand? How much health insurance coverage will be purchased?
In a second part, the major participants on the supply side of health care markets - physicians, hospitals, nurses and pharmaceutical manufacturers - will be discussed. E.g., how important are financial incentives in the choice of medicine as a career, specialty choice and practice location? What does it mean and imply that a physician is an agent for a patient? How do pharmaceutical firms decide on investments in new products and how can public policy encourage pharmaceutical innovation?
The choices made by societies about how health care services are financed and about the types of organizations that supply health care will be addressed in a third part. One important choice is whether a country will rely on public financing of personal health care services or encourage private health insurance markets. How could and should a public health insurance system be designed? What health care services should be included or excluded from a public system? Another important choice is whether a society relies on government provision of health care services, private provision by not-for-profit or for-profit organizations or some combination. The advantages and disadvantages of the alternatives will be discussed to provide a framework for analyzing specific types of health care systems.
LiteratureJay Bhattacharya, Timothy Hyde, Peter Tu, "Health Economics", Palgrave Macmillan.
Frank A. Sloan and Chee-Ruey Hsieh, "Health Economics", MIT Press.
364-0531-00LCER-ETH Research Seminar0 credits2SH. Gersbach, A. Bommier, L. Bretschger, W. Mimra
AbstractResearch Seminar of Center of Economic Research CER-ETH
ObjectiveUnderstanding cutting-edge results of current research in the fields of the CER-ETH Professors.
ContentReferate zu aktuellen Forschungsergebnissen aus den Bereichen Ressourcen- und Umweltökonomie, theoretische und angewandte Wachstums- und Aussenwirtschaftstheorie sowie Energie- und Innovationsökonomie von in- und ausländischen Gastreferierenden sowie von ETH-internen Referierenden.
Prerequisites / NoticeBitte spezielle Ankündigungen beachten.

Studierende des GESS-Pflichtwahlfachs sollten sich vor Beginn mit der Seminarleitung in Verbindung setzen.
364-1058-00LRisk Center Seminar Series Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 50.
0 credits2SH. Gersbach, D. Basin, A. Bommier, L.‑E. Cederman, H. R. Heinimann, H. J. Herrmann, W. Mimra, G. Sansavini, F. Schweitzer, D. Sornette, B. Stojadinovic, B. Sudret, S. Wiemer
AbstractThis course is a mixture between a seminar primarily for PhD and postdoc students and a colloquium involving invited speakers. It consists of presentations and subsequent discussions in the area of modeling complex socio-economic systems and crises. Students and other guests are welcome.
ObjectiveParticipants should learn to get an overview of the state of the art in the field, to present it in a well understandable way to an interdisciplinary scientific audience, to develop novel mathematical models for open problems, to analyze them with computers, and to defend their results in response to critical questions. In essence, participants should improve their scientific skills and learn to work scientifically on an internationally competitive level.
ContentThis course is a mixture between a seminar primarily for PhD and postdoc students and a colloquium involving invited speakers. It consists of presentations and subsequent discussions in the area of modeling complex socio-economic systems and crises. For details of the program see the webpage of the colloquium. Students and other guests are welcome.
Lecture notesThere is no script, but a short protocol of the sessions will be sent to all participants who have participated in a particular session. Transparencies of the presentations may be put on the course webpage.
LiteratureLiterature will be provided by the speakers in their respective presentations.
Prerequisites / NoticeParticipants should have relatively good mathematical skills and some experience of how scientific work is performed.
364-1064-00LInaugural Seminar - PhD Retreat Restricted registration - show details
Pre-registration upon invitation required.
Once your pre-registration has been confirmed, a registration in myStudies is possible.
1 credit1SF. von Wangenheim, S. Brusoni, B. Clarysse, W. Mimra, T. Netland, J. Reuer, P. Schmid
AbstractThis course is geared towards first and second-year Ph.D. students of MTEC. It is held as in a workshop style. Students attending this seminar will benefit from interdisciplinary discussions and insights into current and future work in business and economics research.
ObjectiveThe purpose of this course is to
- introduce students to the world of economics, management and systems research at MTEC
- make students aware of slio-thinking in the specific subdisciplines and enoucarge them to go beyond those silos
- discuss current issues with regard to substantive, methodological and theoretical domains of research in the respective fields