Explain the chief ways in which medieval Western Christianity created, communicated, and preserved their religious practices, theological doctrines, and cultural values.

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Week 1 – Review of Econometrics and Health Behaviors

Week overview
? Review of econometrics and data analysis
? Economic framework for individuals valuation of health and production of health
PubH 7555, Summer 17 3
? Unhealthy behaviors: economic explanations and empirical evidence

Learning Objectives on data analysis and econometrics review:

? What is the difference between a sample and a population?
? What do the sample mean and standard deviation measure?
? What do the slope and intercept from a bivariate regression measure?
? How do we use estimates from a bivariate regression to test hypotheses about a population?
? What is the difference between causation and correlation?
Learning Objectives on health behaviors
? What are some of the theories from economics for why individuals engage in unhealthy behaviors?
? What are factors leading to the rise in chronic, non-communicable diseases in lower and middle-income
countries?
? Explain the chief ways in which medieval Western Christianity created, communicated, and preserved their religious practices, theological doctrines, and cultural values.

? How effective are interventions, such as workplace wellness programs, at improving behaviors and risk
factors?

Required Readings:
? Ezzati M, Riboli E. (2013) Behavioral and Dietary Risk Factors for Noncommunicable Diseases. NEJM.
369 (10): 954-964.

? Hossain P, Kawar B, El Nahas M. (2007) Obesity and the Developing World- A Growing Challenge.
NEJM 356: 213-215.

? Case A, Deaton A (2015) Rising morbidity and mortality in midline among white non-Hispanic Americans
in the 21st Century. PNAS 112(49): 15078-15083.

? Caloyeras J, et al. (2014). Managing Manifest Diseases, But Not Health Risks, Saved PepsiCo Money
Over Seven Years. Health Affairs 33(1): 124-131
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