nep-neu New Economics Papers
on Neuroeconomics
Issue of 2009‒05‒30
two papers chosen by
Daniel Houser
George Mason University

  1. Investigating Patient Outcome Measures in Mental Health By Rowena Jacobs
  2. A (Micro) Course in Microeconomic Theory for MSc Students By Alexia Gaudeul

  1. By: Rowena Jacobs (Centre for Health Economics, University of York, UK)
    Abstract: This report examines the feasibility of incorporating patient outcomes in mental health into a productivity measure. It examines which outcome measures are most commonly used in mental health, the practical issues about collecting these outcome measures, whether they can be converted into a generic measure, whether there is a time series of data available, and whether the data exists to examine changes in the mix of treatments over time. The criteria that were assumed to be important for an outcome measure to be included in a productivity index, were that it should have wide coverage, should be routinely collected, could readily be linked to activity data, could potentially be converted to a generic outcome measure, and would be available as a time-series. The report focuses predominantly on mental health outcomes within the working age population. Literature searches on outcome measurement in mental health covered numerous databases and retrieved over 1500 records. Around 170 full papers were obtained.
    Date: 2009–05
  2. By: Alexia Gaudeul
    Abstract: Those lecture notes cover the basics of a course in microeconomic theory for MSc students in Economics. They were developed over five years of teaching MSc Economic Theory I in the School of Economics at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, UK. The lectures differ from the standard fare in their emphasis on utility theory and its alternatives. A wide variety of exercises for every sections of the course are provided, along with detailed answers. Credit is due to the authors students for ‘debugging’ this material over the years. Specific credit for some of the material is given where appropriate. [MPRA Paper No. 15388]
    Keywords: "Economics; Microeconomics; Utility Theory; Game Theory;Incentive Theory; Online Textbook; Lecture Notes; Study Guide; MSc
    Date: 2009

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