Tagged: price-based policies

They don’t like diet drinks - The Dismal Science

Bill Kaye-Blake Aug 10, 2013

I have been discussing with colleagues a recent article in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Zhen, et al. on Predicting  the Effect of Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Taxes on Food and Beverage Demand in a Large Demand System. One issue we discussed was whether diet and sugar sodas were complements or substitutes. As a reminder, substitutes […] … Read More

Imposing preferences, politico-religious edition - The Dismal Science

Bill Kaye-Blake Jun 12, 2013

I mentioned my Turkish colleague before. Today, he is sputtering about the new law restricting alcohol. Like many, he makes the link between the legal rules around alcohol sale and consumption, and the push for religious restrictions. This new law indicates that Turkey’s government is moving closer to the religious powers, rather than focusing on keeping […] … Read More