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Obesity, Business and Public Policy

Edited by Zoltan Acs () and Alan Lyles

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Abstract: The effects of obesity have become practically ubiquitous in the US. This book aims to provide an alternative framework through which to explore the important and controversial obesity debate that has spilled over from the medical community. This book is not about obesity as a medical condition, nor does it offer a wide-ranging discussion on the health effects of obesity or the role of the ‘right’ diet.

Keywords: Business and Management; Economics and Finance; Politics and Public Policy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D6 I3 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2007
ISBN: 9781845425005
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Chapters in this book:

Ch 1 Introduction Downloads
Zoltan Acs and Alan Lyles
Ch 2 The Spread of Obesity Downloads
David Audretsch and Dawne DiOrio
Ch 3 The Economics of Childhood Obesity Policy Downloads
John Cawley
Ch 4 Obesity, Poverty and Diversity: Theoretical and Strategic Challenges Downloads
Lenneal J. Henderson
Ch 5 The Labor Market Impact of Obesity Downloads
John Cawley
Ch 6 Mixed Messages in Marketing Communications about Food and Obesity Downloads
Stephen J. Gould and Fiona Sussan
Ch 7 Weight Control, Private Health Insurance and Public Policies Downloads
Alan Lyles and Ann Cotten
Ch 8 The Infrastructure of Obesity Downloads
Zoltan Acs, Ann Cotten and Kenneth R. Stanton
Ch 9 Federal Communication about Obesity in the Dietary Guidelines and Checkoff Programs Downloads
Parke Wilde
Ch 10 Tax Solutions to the External Costs of Obesity Downloads
Julie Elston, Kenneth R. Stanton and David T. Levy
Ch 11 Tobacco Control as a Model for Trimming the Obesity Problem Downloads
David T. Levy and Marilyn Oblak
Ch 12 Perspectives on the Economic and Cultural Effects of Obesity Litigation: Lessons from Pelman v McDonald’s Downloads
José Felipé Anderson
Ch 13 A Policy Framework for Confronting Obesity Downloads
Zoltan Acs, Lenneal J Henderson, David T Levy and Alan Lyles

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