Soda Taxes to Improve Health Outcomes: New Insights from Scanner Data
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In recent years the introduction of Soda Taxes in different localities to curve sugar consumption has led to increasing research concerning the effects of the policy. In this panel, an extension of previous evaluations is presented aiming to improve the research design of previous evaluations, either by considering more case studies, now that data is available for more communities, but also by carefully exploring different controls that allow for better identification of causal effect.
Beyond exploring direct effects on the consumption of those beverages affected by the policy, the work developed for this panel intends to further contribute to this line of inquiry by looking at the effects on other potential substitutes or exploring heterogeneity of responses across different affected subpopulations.