The Economics of Addictive Behaviours Volume IV

The Private and Social Costs of Overeating and their Remedies

  • John Joshua

About this book


This title offers an in-depth analysis of the psychological causes and consequences of, and proposed interventions for over-eating. The author examines the history of obesity and its distribution by social class and geography, the environmental effects of overconsumption and economic remedies such as the introduction of a sugar tax to reduce obesity. Joshua also considers the politics of corporate social responsibility of food and beverage corporations and how this could prevent poor health decisions.

This is the final title in a four volume series ‘The Economics of Addictive Behaviours’, consisting of three additional volumes on smoking, alcohol abuse and illicit drug abuse.


Health Economics Health behaviours Government policy Economic and social policy Sugar Tax Free choice Prevention Social cost Corporate social responsibility Overeating Obesity Economics of addictive behaviours

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  • John Joshua
    • 1
  1. 1.Deakin University MelbourneAustralia

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