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Advertising, Habit Formation, and U.S. Tobacco Product Demand

Yuqing Zheng, Chen Zhen, James Nonnemaker and Daniel Dench.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

July 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Economics of Health; Marketing. 8658 words.

The U.S. tobacco market has experienced a shift toward noncigarette tobacco products. We examined the degree of habit formation and the role of advertising for cigarettes, little...

Are food safety standards different from other food standards? A political economy perspective

Johan F.M. Swinnen and Thijs Vandemoortele.

in European Review of Agricultural Economics

December 2009; p ublished online December 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Regulation and Industrial Policy; Economics of Health; Analysis of Collective Decision-making. 6758 words.

This paper uses a political economy model which integrates risk to analyse whether the nature of public food standards [food safety standards, food quality standards, and social and...

Are you smart enough to know what to eat? A critique of behavioural economics as justification for regulation

Jayson L. Lusk.

in European Review of Agricultural Economics

July 2014; p ublished online June 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economics of Health; Microeconomics; Agricultural Economics. 8391 words.

With the rise of behavioural economics has come the belief that decision-making biases justify paternalistic policies. Such views challenge the notion of consumer sovereignty and the...

Bidding for WIC Infant Formula Contracts: Do Non-WIC Customers Subsidize WIC Customers?

David E. Davis.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

January 2012; p ublished online November 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Manufacturing; Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Economics of Health; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance. 9493 words.

Although the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) food-assistance program purchases over half of all U.S. infant formula, I find it does not affect wholesale prices. I estimate infant-formula...

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Characterizing the Distribution of Macronutrient Intake among U.S. Adults: A Quantile Regression Approach

Jayachandran N. Variyam, James Blaylock and David Smallwood.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

May 2002; p ublished online May 2002 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Economics of Health; Econometric Modelling. 0 words.

Since the risk of dietary inadequacy or excess is greater at the tails of the nutrient intake distributions than at the mean, marginal effects of explanatory variables estimated at the...

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COLLUSION IN PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE IN CHILE: COMMENT

Raimundo Soto.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

March 2014; p ublished online September 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economics of Health; Antitrust Issues and Policies; Market Structure and Pricing. 2493 words.

In an article published in 2011 by the Journal of Competition Law & Economics entitled “Collusion on Private Health Insurance Coverage in Chile,” Claudio Agostini, Eduardo Saavedra, and...

COLLUSION ON PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE IN CHILE

Claudio A. Agostini, Eduardo Saavedra and Manuel Willington.

in Journal of Competition Law & Economics

March 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economics of Health; Antitrust Issues and Policies; Market Structure and Pricing. 13218 words.

In September 2005, the Chilean Competition Authority filed a lawsuit against five private health insurance providers for violation of antitrust laws. They were accused of colluding to...

Comparison Friction: Experimental Evidence from Medicare Drug Plans

Jeffrey R. Kling, Sendhil Mullainathan, Eldar Shafir, Lee C. Vermeulen and Marian V. Wrobel.

in The Quarterly Journal of Economics

February 2012; p ublished online January 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Economics of Health. 12440 words.

Consumers need information to compare alternatives for markets to function efficiently. Recognizing this, public policies often pair competition with easy access to comparative information....

Consumer choices for nano-food and nano-packaging in France and Germany

Andrea Bieberstein, Jutta Roosen, Stéphan Marette, Sandrine Blanchemanche and Frederic Vandermoere.

in European Review of Agricultural Economics

February 2013; p ublished online February 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Economics of Health; Design of Experiments. 7214 words.

An experiment with different information treatments was conducted in France and Germany to evaluate consumers' willingness to pay (WTP) for food nanotechnology focusing on two applications:...

Crises, Food Prices, and the Income Elasticity of Micronutrients:Estimates from Indonesia

Emmanuel Skoufias, Sailesh Tiwari and Hassan Zaman.

in The World Bank Economic Review

October 2012; p ublished online November 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economics of Health; Economic Development; Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles. 10525 words.

The 2008 global food price crisis and more recent food price spikes have led to a greater focus on policies and programs to cushion the effects of such shocks on poverty and malnutrition....

Data Needs for Consumer and Retail Firm Studies

Jeffrey M. Perloff and Mark Denbaly.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

December 2007; p ublished online December 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Economics of Health; Marketing; Services; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance. 3688 words.

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Demand for food-away-from-home: a multiple-discrete–continuous extreme value model

Timothy J. Richards and Lisa Mancino.

in European Review of Agricultural Economics

February 2014; p ublished online June 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economics of Health; Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables; Agricultural Economics. 8145 words.

Policymakers have suggested the use of taxes to raise the relative cost of buying fast food. Yet, little is known of the structure of demand for food-away-from-home (FAFH) in general. This...

Demand for Whole-grain Bread Before and After the Release of Dietary Guidelines

Lisa Mancino and Fred Kuchler.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

March 2012; p ublished online December 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Economics of Health. 8395 words.

The federal government has issued Dietary Guidelines for Americans seven times since 1980, but the 2005 whole-grain recommendation was the first instance in which consumers were given a...

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The distributional consequences of a fiscal food policy: evidence from the UK

Richard Tiffin and Matthew Salois.

in European Review of Agricultural Economics

July 2015; p ublished online June 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Welfare Economics; Economics of Health; Microeconomics; Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue. 8344 words.

The literature on fiscal food policies focuses on their effectiveness in altering diets and improving health, while this paper focuses on their welfare costs. A formal welfare economics...

The Dynamics of Individuals' Fat Consumption

Carlos Arnade and Munisamy Gopinath.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

November 2006; p ublished online November 2006 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Economics of Health. 8356 words.

Consumers are increasingly aware of the link between their lifestyle choices and the risk of noncommunicable diseases. A dynamic approach incorporating this linkage in food demand is...

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The Economics of Food Insecurity in the United States

Craig Gundersen, Brent Kreider and John Pepper.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

September 2011; p ublished online August 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Economics of Health. 10339 words.

Food insecurity is experienced by millions of Americans and has increased dramatically in recent years. Due to its prevalence and many demonstrated negative health consequences, food...

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The Economics of Health and Vitamin Consumption

Christiane Schroeter, Sven Anders and Andrea Carlson.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

March 2013; p ublished online November 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Economics of Health; Single Equation Models; Single Variables. 9226 words.

We estimate the impact of vitamin supplement intake, lifestyle, health indicators, food culture, and demographics on diet quality outcomes as measured by the Healthy Eating Index–2005...

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The Economics of Information, Deep Capture, and the Obesity Debate

Trenton G. Smith and Attila Tasnádi.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

March 2014; p ublished online January 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Economics of Health; Regulation and Industrial Policy; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance. 4734 words.

The economic theory of regulatory capture predicts that industry groups will attempt to influence their regulators (for example, by lobbying for rules that exclude competition). It has been...

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The Effects of a Fat Tax on French Households’ Purchases: A Nutritional Approach

Olivier Allais, Patrice Bertail and Véronique Nichèle.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economics of Health; Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables; Fiscal Policies and Behaviour of Economic Agents. 11414 words.

This article assesses the effects of a “fat tax” on the nutrients purchased by French households across different income groups. This is done by making a preliminary estimation of price...

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The Effects of Health, Wealth, and Wages on Labour Supply and Retirement Behaviour

Eric French.

in The Review of Economic Studies

April 2005; p ublished online April 2005 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demand and Supply of Labour; Economics of Health; Microeconomics. 17535 words.

This paper estimates a life cycle model of labour supply, retirement, and savings behaviour in which future health status and wages are uncertain. Individuals face a fixed cost of work and...

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