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Can Urban Planning Reduce Obesity? The Role of Self-Selection in Explaining the Link between Weight and Urban Sprawl*

Andrew J. Plantinga and Stephanie Bernell.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economics of Health; Regional Government Analysis; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics; Transportation Systems. 2663 words.

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The Effect of Fast-Food Availability on Obesity: An Analysis by Gender, Race, and Residential Location

Richard A. Dunn.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

July 2010; p ublished online July 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economics of Health; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics; Transportation Systems. 10038 words.

This paper employs an identification strategy based on county-level variation in the number of fast-food restaurants to investigate the effect of fast-food availability on weight outcomes...

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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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