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The soda tax as a measure for sustained change in consumption

Galizzi, Matteo M. and Loewenstein, George (2016) The soda tax as a measure for sustained change in consumption. VOX (14 Jun 2016). Website.

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Although not a nudge, the ‘soda tax’ in the UK can nonetheless be justified in part on behavioural grounds. This column analyses the potential effectiveness of the soda tax in reducing consumption. As a behavioural instrument, the tax does not go far enough, and is in fact regressive. A comprehensive junk food tax should be introduced instead, accompanied by nudges, ‘healthy’ subsidies, and regulation of ‘super-sizing’ practices.

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Additional Information: © 2016 The Author
Divisions: Social Policy
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2017 10:24
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2021 00:21

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