Economic Causes and Consequences of Obesity

Monday, June 13, 2016: 10:15 AM-11:45 AM
419 (Fisher-Bennett Hall)
Chad Meyerhoefer

Obesity remains an urgent public health problem in the U.S. and many other countries worldwide. This session consists of three papers on the topic of the economics of food choice and obesity. First, David Frisvold presents on the impact of persistent WIC participation on food consumption. Second, Barton Willage presents on the effect of obesity on mental health. Third, Ashlesha Datar presents on self-control and youth diet and obesity.

10:15 AM
The Habit-Forming Effect of Subsidies: Evidence from WIC

Author(s): David Frisvold; Emily Leslie; Joseph Price

Discussant: Nathan Tefft

10:35 AM
Self-Control and Children's Diet and Activity Behaviors and Obesity

Author(s): Ashlesha Datar

Discussant: Olga Yakusheva

10:55 AM
The Effect of Obesity on Mental Health

Author(s): Barton J. Willage

Discussant: Dhaval Dave

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