Toward a quantitative theory of food consumption choices and body weight.

Abstract

We propose a calibrated dynamic model of food consumption choices and body weight to study changes in daily caloric intake, weight, and the away-from-home share of calories consumed by adult men and women in the U.S. during the period between 1971 and 2006. Calibration reveals substantial preference heterogeneity between men and women. For example, utility… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ehb.2014.10.001

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