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Fat Taxes and Thin Subsidies: Distributional Impacts and Welfare Effects

  title={Fat Taxes and Thin Subsidies: Distributional Impacts and Welfare Effects},
  author={Matthew J. Salois and J. Richard Tiffin},
The extant literature on fat taxes and thin subsidies tends to focus on the overall effectiveness of such fiscal instruments in altering diets and improving health. However, little is known about the welfare impacts of fiscal food policies on society. This paper fills a gap in the literature by assessing the distributional impacts and welfare effects resulting from a tax-subsidy combination on different food groups. Using the methods derived from marginal tax reform theory, a formal welfare… 

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