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2019-06-11
16:49
This article provides the first set of estimates of the degree of local bias in food consumption, by adapting the international trade notion of home bias, which describes [...]
English | 19 October 2018 | Working or Discussion Paper |

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2019-06-11
16:45
The extreme poor in America face significant problems in their daily lives. We explore the role of social capital in a homeless community in eastern Connecticut. While re [...]
English | 2019 | Working or Discussion Paper |

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2019-06-11
16:43
Improving agricultural output and food security is a major concern in sub-Saharan Africa, but many efforts to help farmers improve yields have failed. Recent research has [...]
English | 2018-05 | Working or Discussion Paper |

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2019-06-11
16:41
Corruption and mismanagement of public resources can affect the quality of government services and undermine growth. Can citizens in poor communities be empowered to dema [...]
English | 2018-05 | Working or Discussion Paper |

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2019-06-11
16:39
Grocery (food sales) taxes exist in over one-third of U.S. counties but do not apply to purchases made with the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). We exami [...]
English | 2017-12 | Working or Discussion Paper |

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2019-06-11
16:37
I estimate habit formation to dietary fat in two categories of common food products: ground meat and fluid milk. Products in each category display salient fat content inf [...]
English | 2017-12 | Working or Discussion Paper |

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2019-06-11
16:35
Consumers often rely on product quality disclosures to make their purchase decisions. Voluntary nutrition labeling (VNL), a means of nutrition quality disclosure, was int [...]
English | 2017-10 | Working or Discussion Paper |

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2019-06-11
16:31
Sales taxes on both grocery food and restaurant food exist in almost every county in the United States. By combining county level sales tax data with USDA’s recent nat [...]
English | 2017-09 | Working or Discussion Paper |

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2019-06-11
16:28
Obesity is inordinately prevalent among food insecure households in the US. Some researchers have identified the consumption of unhealthy food a major source of this seem [...]
English | 2017-09 | Working or Discussion Paper |

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2019-06-11
16:26
Following market reforms and economic growth since the late 1970s, agricultural wholesale markets in China have developed substantially and become increasingly important [...]
English | 2016-09 | Working or Discussion Paper |

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