Tagged: food subsidies

Healthy food subsidies - The Dismal Science

Eric Crampton Feb 03, 2016

What happens when you give shoppers a discount on healthy food? Not very much, according to a new field study by Cawley, Hanks, Just and Wansink. Their mechanism was neat. Shoppers’ purchases at a supermarket were tracked via loyalty card; participating households also received a debit card. Depending on the treatment group, they either got a 10% rebate on … Read More

Health-related food taxes and subsidies: A critique of opposition arguments - Public Health Expert

Public Health Expert Jul 27, 2015

Professor Cliona Ni Mhurchu, Associate Professor Nick Wilson, and Professor Tony Blakely Health-related food taxes and subsidies are a hot topic internationally. Emerging research suggests they could improve diets and produce substantial health gains. However, the proposition of food pricing … Continue reading → … Read More