Module 9: Obesity  

Lecture Slides


Required: Philipson, T., Dai, C., Helmchen, L., & Variyam, J. N. (2004). The Economics of Obesity.

Recommended: Bleich, S., Cutler, D., Murray, C., & Adams, A. (2007). Why Is The Developed World Obese? National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper Series, No. 12954

Recommneded: Cawley, J., & Liu, F. (2007). Maternal Employment and Childhood Obesity: A Search for Mechanisms in Time Use Data. Unpublished manuscript.




Freakonomics Podcast [transcript]

The Economist Special Report on Obesity

BMI Calculator

Change in calorie consumption over time

How the French do food.

Sugar Is Toxic?