What Would We Eat if We Knew More : The Implications of a Large-Scale Change in Nutrition Labeling

@inproceedings{Abaluck2011WhatWW,
  title={What Would We Eat if We Knew More : The Implications of a Large-Scale Change in Nutrition Labeling},
  author={Jason Abaluck},
  year={2011}
}
Abstract: This paper computes the welfare benefits of additional information about nutritional content in food by revealed preference and evaluates quantitatively whether the estimated behavioral response is consistent with information from experts on the relationship between diet and health. In doing so, it provides estimates of the impact of the law mandating nutrition labeling for all prepackaged foods in the US on nutrient consumption. Estimates derived from a structural model identified… CONTINUE READING