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Economics of Healthy and Unhealthy Behavior

Family Medicine

January 14,2021 - 18:00 - 19:00

Topic Description :

Economics of Healthy and Unhealthy Behavior

Learning Objectives:

  1. What are theories from economics for why individuals engage in unhealthy/healthy behaviors?
  2. What are factors leading to the rise in chronic, non-communicable diseases in lower and middle-income countries?
  3. What are potential explanations for the widespread of obesity and diabetic in the UAE and middle-east countries?
  4. How effective are interventions, such as workplace wellness programs, at improving behaviors and risk factors?

Speaker :

Dr. Moon Moon Haque

Associate Professor
College of Healthcare Management & Economics
Gulf Medical University, Ajman, UAE.

 About the Speaker:

Dr. Moon Moon Haque is presently working as Associate Professor at the College of Healthcare Management & Economics, Gulf Medical University, Ajman, UAE. Dr. Haque earned his PhD (Applied Economics) degree from the University of Memphis, Tennessee, USA.

Dr. Haque is well trained in Applied Microeconomics (Health & Healthcare Economics, Labor Economics) and Applied Quantitative Analysis (Econometrics, Game Theory), and proficiently acquainted with relevant statistical programming (EViews, STATA, SAS, LATEX, etc.) languages to perform empirical research. Dr. Haque also served as a Journal Editor of APJMRI (a SAGE publication) between April 2014 to June 2018.

In his 10+ years of academic career, his research agenda mostly focused on evaluation of state policies for societal economic development and its efficient management. In the immediate future, he would like to go with the field experiments in the realm of social norms in the healthcare sector. In the long term, he sees himself working on expanding his expertise in these areas by a mixture of experimental and empirical work.