Applying Experimental Economics to Obesity in the Family Household

The objective of this study is to identify experimental economic tools that can be employed to explain the role of economic behavior in overweight and obesity in the household. We identify three economic experiments that can be used to understand how parent-child economic relationships relate to obesity. Loss aversion experiments are discussed as a tool to understand challenges some individuals face in achieving a healthy diet. Finally, testbed experiments are introduced as a means to test and understand new policies and incentives for better health at the household level.


Issue Date:
2008-08
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/47198
Published in:
Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Volume 40, Number 2
Page range:
539-549
Total Pages:
11
JEL Codes:
I19; Q18; D01; D63




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