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Taxing Snack Foods: Manipulating Diet Quality or Financing Information Programs?

Fred Kuchler, Abebayehu Tegene and J. Michael Harris.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

January 2005; p ublished online January 2005 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Manufacturing; Economics of Health; Fiscal Policies and Behaviour of Economic Agents; Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue. 7275 words.

This paper investigates consumers' likely response to a proposed tax on snack foods that addresses public health issues generated by rising U.S. obesity rates. We estimate demands for...

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