This report is the first report that looks at all three areas that impact health. I was hoping they included transportation as a social determinant from the standpoint of economic development. The…Continue
The National Journal is a publication that does not take sides. I accidentally found a section written by transportation experts offering a lot of information that may be interesting to some of…Continue
I have been making progress on my dissertation research, but stopped to read a less academic presentation of federal expenditures under the new Affordable Care Act (much easier to remember the…Continue
The 3/20/2010 WSJ reprinted a 1996 article by Milton Friedman (Patron Saint of Free Markets)-A Way out of Soviet-style Medicine . He uses a chapter from Solhzhenitsyn's The Cancer Ward. to make a…Continue
My research has led me to articles about the topic of social determinants of health. The link between health and education is strong, but there is very little research on what aspect of education helps people lead healthier lives. The idea of supportive housing and helping children become better students seems to be cost-effective. An article in the New York Times on Friday mentioned the cost of a supportive housing program compared to emergency shelter beds and prison beds. The…Continue
Urban economics is based on location theory and examines land use, transportation, and urban sector problems (and emerging mini/pocket cities in urban areas), housing policy, & government revenues/expenditures. Economic analysis incorporates spacial aspects of a range of economic discisions. With the growing emphasis in public health on place, it seems some work in the field is drawing from urban economics in designing program.
"The Obama administration has created…Continue
The elementary economic concept of supply & demand is probably one of the most studied areas of health economics. As an economist I can delve into econometric models on endless regression equations to understand the confusion arguments that take place when the question of where the demand for health care comes from. A futurist (can someone explain to me this means?) named Joe Flower has an explanation, one of many, that is easy to follow.…Continue