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A Cost–Benefit Analysis of Cholera Vaccination Programs in Beira, Mozambique

Marc Jeuland, Marcelino Lucas, John Clemens and Dale Whittington.

in The World Bank Economic Review

June 2009; p ublished online July 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economics of Health; Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue; Publicly Provided Goods. 11851 words.

Economic and epidemiological data collected in Beira, Mozambique, are used to conduct this first social cost–benefit analysis for cholera vaccination in Sub-Saharan Africa. The analysis...

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 Effects of Farm Commodity and Retail Food Policies on Obesity and Economic Welfare in the United States

Abigail M. Okrent and Julian M. Alston.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

April 2012; p ublished online February 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economics of Health; Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue; Agricultural Economics. 15940 words.

Many commentators claim that farm subsidies have contributed significantly to the “obesity epidemic” by making fattening foods relatively cheap and abundant and, symmetrically, that taxing...

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Firms' responses to nutritional policies

S. Duvaleix-Tréguer, A. Hammoudi, L. Rouached and L.G. Soler.

in European Review of Agricultural Economics

December 2012; p ublished online April 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economics of Health; Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance. 10106 words.

The objective of this article is to gain a better understanding of firms' strategies towards nutritional tax policies and to assess their impacts from a public health point of view. We...

HIV Testing: Principles and Practice

Mark Gersovitz.

in The World Bank Research Observer

February 2011; p ublished online January 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Publicly Provided Goods; Economics of Health; Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue. 18186 words.

Testing is a potentially important intervention to slow the HIV epidemic in Africa and elsewhere. Some countries in Africa have achieved high levels of testing but most have not. Cost,...

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Of Tastes and Values

Guido Calabresi.

in American Law and Economics Review

December 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: General Economics; History of Economic Thought (to 1925); History of Economic Thought (1925 onwards); Economic Methodology; Microeconomics; Production and Organizations; Welfare Economics; Analysis of Collective Decision-making; Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue; Publicly Provided Goods; Economics of Health; Education and Research Institutions; Law and Economics; Tort Law; Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise; Capitalist Systems; Economic Sociology. 8249 words.

This lecture was delivered by Judge Calabresi upon receiving the Ronald H. Coase Medal at the Annual Meeting of the American Law and Economic Association at Stanford Law School on May 18,...

Pounds That Kill: The External Costs of Vehicle Weight

Michael L. Anderson and Maximilian Auffhammer.

in The Review of Economic Studies

April 2014; p ublished online October 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Environmental Economics; Economics of Health; Energy Economics; Transportation Systems; Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue. 21292 words.

Heavier vehicles are safer for their own occupants but more hazardous for other vehicles. Simple theory thus suggests that an unregulated vehicle fleet is inefficiently heavy. Using three...

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Taxes, Subsidies, and Advertising Efficacy in Changing Eating Behavior: An Experimental Study

Nadia A. Streletskaya, Pimbucha Rusmevichientong, Wansopin Amatyakul and Harry M. Kaiser.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

March 2014; p ublished online November 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economics of Health; Agricultural Economics; Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue. 10928 words.

Using a lab experiment with 258 adult non-student participants, we examined whether unhealthy foods taxes, healthy foods subsidies, anti-obesity advertising, and healthy foods advertising...

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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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When Should Governments Subsidize Health? The Case of Mass Deworming

Amrita Ahuja, Sarah Baird, Joan Hamory Hicks, Michael Kremer, Edward Miguel and Shawn Powers.

in The World Bank Economic Review

June 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Economics of Health; Education and Research Institutions; Welfare and Poverty; Economic Development. 6834 words.

We discuss how evidence and theory can be combined to provide insight on the appropriate subsidy level for health products, focusing on the specific case of deworming. Although intestinal...