Tagged: Taxes

Future tense: how the language you speak influences your willingness to take climate action - Guest Work

Guest Author Mar 12, 2018

Astghik Mavisakalyan, Curtin University; Clas Weber, University of Western Australia, and Yashar Tarverdi, Curtin University This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Does the language we speak influence how much we care about the environment? Our new research suggests that the answer is yes. Speakers of … Read More

The dramatic decrease in life-saving tobacco control policies - News

Jean Balchin Jul 20, 2017

4.7 billion people – 63% of world’s population – are covered by polices such as strong graphic warnings, smoke-free public places or other measures. According to the latest World Health Organisation report, more countries have implemented tobacco control policies, ranging from graphic pack warnings and advertising bans to no smoking areas. Roughly 4.7 billion people, or 63% of the world’s … Read More

Why the government should tax unhealthy foods and subsidise nutritious ones - Guest Work

Guest Author Feb 16, 2017

by Linda Cobiac, University of Melbourne; Lennert Veerman, Cancer Council NSW, and Tony Blakely, University of Melbourne In an Australian study published today, we show that if the government were to combine taxes and subsidies on a range of foods and beverages, it could substantially improve the health of Australians and potentially free up … Read More

Homo economicus: Why do we keep swallowing the Kool Aid? - Guest Work

Guest Author Sep 23, 2016

This is the final post in the three-part guest series from the Morgan Foundation’s Jess Berentson-Shaw and Geoff Simmons exploring the legacy of the myth of the rational human – Homo economicus. In our previous post we looked at how Homo economicus thinking ignores so much of what we know about human behaviour, especially in relation to public … Read More

Homo economicus: Public Health - Guest Work

Guest Author Sep 22, 2016

This guest post from the Morgan Foundation’s Jess Berentson-Shaw and Geoff Simmons is the second in a series of three exploring the legacy of the myth of the rational human – Homo economicus. As outlined in our first post , it’s time to ditch the myth of rational humans – homo economicus. The trouble is that many economists haven’t … Read More

Soft drink taxes and public health: Lessons from the Pacific & Mexico - Public Health Expert

Public Health Expert Aug 18, 2015

Dr Andrea McDonald There are many ways that taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) can be designed and implemented. These aspects can affect the likely impact on SSB consumption and health. This blog looks at a policy discussion document from the Pacific and explores some of the reasons SSB tax outcomes from Mexico appear to show positive reductions in SSB consumption. Read More

Modelling tobacco tax – implications of BODE3 paper just out, and personal reflections on the research journey - Public Health Expert

Public Health Expert Jul 31, 2015

Professor Tony Blakely Yesterday we published a paper in PLoS Medicine that estimates the health gains, health inequality and health system cost impacts of ongoing annual 10% increases in tobacco tax. In this blog I outline the key findings of … Continue reading → … 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

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